22 June 2016

Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Darling you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
If you say that you are mine
I'll be here 'til the end of time
So you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
(song by The Clash - written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones)

The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum, is scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on 23rd June 2016.

That's tomorrow.

It's not my job to tell you what to vote. That's entirely up to you.

However, I would encourage you to read up on the facts, and not necessarily follow other people's opinions. There's plenty of opinion to be read out there. And not all of it is informed opinion. Some of the stuff we've read and heard is simply bickering, some of it even hateful or divisive propaganda. And I am afraid to say, some of it has been half-truths and even downright lies. Make your own mind up.

If you have a vote, please use it .. and use it wisely.

20 June 2016

Don't Mess With Mr In-Between

"You've got to accentuate the positive
eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
But don't mess with mister in-between"
(lyrics by Johnny Mercer, published in 1944)

Why is it that I always seem to come back to this old song?

Particularly today.


2 June 2016


How I'd love to have a Fast Forward button ... one that will control my day.

You know, when everything just seems to move too slow. Why can't we just do it, get it done and out of the way? Why is it that others don't seem understand the urgency, the need to move quickly?

And yet... sometimes I need a Pause button.

When everything is going far too quickly, I need something that will give me a chance to stop, take a breather, and think it through. Take stock, make good decisions and not simply 'knee-jerk' reactions...

And then, I suppose, while I am thinking about it, I'd like a Rewind button.

It's so I could go back to a situation, and do it differently (somehow). Or perhaps I'd simply go back and experience it all again, but knowing what I know now...

But I don't have any of these controls. And life unfolds, one day at a time. We have one life to live.

Lord, give me wisdom.

Psalm 1: 1-3 (NIV)
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.