Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past and over future evils, but present evils triumph over philosophy. Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 If you like the sayings of François de la Rochefoucauld, it might amuse you to read the post I wrote … Continue reading
Become what you are. Well, that’s short and sweet! But what does it mean? There is much learned discourse on the subject on the internet and it has apparently come to be interpreted as ‘become whatever you want to be’, … Continue reading