Goodwill 2017

For many people in the UK and elsewhere, today is the last working day before Christmas Day which falls on a Monday this year. I’ve spent most of today wrapping up work-related matters in order to have a clean slate, as it were, for the fast-approaching Christmas break. Like many…

Goodwill 2014

Greater love and understanding for other people – these aren’t bad sentiments this Christmas 2014 when you consider some of the recent events that have caused such grief and anguish around the world. “Peace and goodwill to all men,” is a verse in the King James Bible often quoted at…

Happy Christmas

Recorded in 1972 as a protest song about the Vietnam War, the lyrics of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” resonate powerfully today, too, especially when set against the backdrop of the imagery in this YouTube video. So, this is Christmas And what have you done? Another year over…

Christmas cheer 2008

That’s one way of looking at a Christmas wish, I suppose. As we approach the end of a troubled year, staring recession in the face, it is worth keeping in mind that this Christmas won’t be one of cheer and hope for some people. For others, let’s keep our cynicism…

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