Monday, September 24, 2012

Yom Kippur 5773

This may be a cheesy jpeg I found via Google, but at the same time it does convey a lot of my thoughts and feelings as I prepare for Yom Kippur.

I suspect that the foundations of peace and happiness are to be found in our selves. As we do the work that heals our emotional wounds, we have fewer issues to act out upon others, and more energy to put towards positive thoughts and deeds.

Thus may I wish us all the strength to make necessary adjustments in our attitudes and behaviour so that the next days and months may be different from those that are done.

with all best wishes for a Shana Tova

We Wuz Robbed! Again.

Tough time to be a QPR fan. Still in the Premiership. New players signed from teams like Inter Milan. Ale Faurlin back early from his cruciate injury. Problem is, we just cannot win a match. O well, early days ...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nina Bawden R.I.P.

The author Nina Bawden died last month. Most of those who know her remember her novel "Carrie's War"about children evacuated to Wales during WW2. The obit in the Telegraph is as interesting as usual, and may be read here. If you have neither the time nor the inclination to enjoy it, at least please peruse the following paragraph:

"She won another scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford, where she switched from French to read PPE. There she went out to tea with the 17-year-old Richard Burton, then an RAF cadet on a twe-term short course, and "would have flirted more enthusiastically if it had not been for the horrid boils on the back of his neck"."