Beauty that is skin deep

The ancient tribe sat in the early morning looking eastwards. There, before the Sun rises, was the bright beauty of Venus. Transfixed, they thought of all the stories they would tell around the fire. Then they would relate its breath-taking scenery, the wonder of its fortunate inhabitants and the lushness of its vegetation. To them that [...]

Theory of Everything

There are many moving scenes in the film 'The Theory of Everything'. For who cannot be fascinated by the life of Professor Stephen Hawking. Diagnosed with motor neurone disease when he was only aged 21; his life expectancy was only 2 years. Yet this brilliant cosmologist defied the odds and lived on to see his work [...]

Mirror of Erised

Summer is for reading old favourites. As a result, it was with the greatest of pleasure that I turned to ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ on my Kindle. Written by J K Rowling, and ostensibly for youngsters, there is something for everyone within its covers. Take the story of the Mirror of Erised. Harry [...]

Amazing secret of the first men on the Moon

  What did the astronauts first eat on the Moon? You would think it was a NASA protein bar but it turns out to be bread and wine. This month’s edition of a space magazine tells us what actually happened on landing: “In private (Buzz) Aldrin took out a small cup, some wine, and bread [...]

Seeing the future?

It wouldn't have happened if the slide projector's  bulb hadn't exploded. Angry at the darkening screen, the father ordered his disappointed children to bed. There would be no pictures from that magic lantern tonight. Next day, he walked from his paneled office several blocks to a less prosperous part of town. There he mounted the [...]

August 25 – He Knows, He Acts, He Cares — THE RIVER WALK

https://www.youtube.com/embed/jYpBgJHmGmw?version=3 It is a simple truth that the higher one gets, the more they can see. This is true whether you are in the center of a city or the middle of nowhere… But what does this have to do with me? via August 25 – He Knows, He Acts, He Cares — THE RIVER WALK