Frightening but harmless

Gambling is popular in the UK. For example, there are 8,000 betting shops and 140 casinos throughout the UK yet it is the number one aim of the British government to eliminate poverty by stating, “Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.” See link on Agenda 2030 for details: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/21252030%20Agenda%20for%20Sustainable%20Development%20web.pdf The chances are,…

Paradise Lost and Regained

Than from the giant angels; thee that day Thy thunders magnified; but to create Is greater than created to destroy. Who can impair thee, mighty king, or bound Thy empire? Footnotes in a book on Paradise Lost illustrate the verse shown above from John Milton’s epic poem, “as putting creativity above power in the moral…

Old Man Travelling

The little hedge-row birds, That peck along the road, regard him not. He travels on, and in his face, his step, His gait, is one expression; every limb, His look and bending figure, all bespeak A man who does not move with pain, but moves With thought — He is insensibly subdued To settled quiet:…