These products are not safe. And, just as importantly, they aren’t effective either. They do not prevent you getting it. They do not prevent you from passing it on. And they represent very real and extremely serious threats to your health and to the health of those you love!
All funeral services reveal something of their designer’s hand, and we know that Her late Majesty the Queen was involved in every detail of her own service.
If you’d asked me when I started writing for this site in April 2019 whether I would find myself writing an article on how hereditary monarchy could be justified, I’d have answered: ‘No. Never’. So here it is.
In July 2003, when I was Director of The Historic Churches Preservation Trust, I had to organise a celebration of the Trust’s 50th anniversary. Our Patron was Her Majesty the Queen. The photo above was taken on that occasion. Many people meet the Queen, but few are lucky enough to spend more than 15 minutes in her company, as I did then
‘Scientific evidence confirms that natural cycles, volcanic activity, galactic cosmic rays and changes in solar activity from sunspots have had a negligible effect on our current temperature rise.’ ‘There is nothing magical about the greenhouse effect. We know exactly how to deal with it.’ So states the website of ‘Extinction Rebellion’. Wow! My mind boggles at how the tests for that ‘scientific evidence’ could have been designed, measured and recorded!
These are troubling times. They are times that call out for us to pause as we go through our daily lives, and consider what life is, or should be, all about. What follows are some ideas that I shared as part of a public baptism. I find as I read these words, that I hope you’ll enjoy, that they have more relevance now than when I wrote them, several years ago. Please do let me know what you think.