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A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.
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Found this today after not understanding a post on Twitter – “Read the Exhortation”. See ? Twitter has its uses. * * * * * The Exhortation ……. its originsI’ve today been asked where the words for The Exhortation came … Continue reading
Lord Puttnam has resigned from the House of Lords and the Guardian newspaper has reproduced the gist of what he said in his retirement speech – I have copied and pasted the article below. It is a much precised version … Continue reading
This is an experiment – a post on to this blog concocted by the miracles of science from a review on Goodreads. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen This book has arrived from Postscript Books. Had a sneak peep and it … Continue reading
Currently reading this. Commisario Brunetti gets involved in another case involving the dumping of toxic waste. Seems to be a Donna Leon “thing” to which she returns – so presumably a real problem in Italy when these books were written.
Some years ago – how many ? – I took advantage of some well priced laptops on the BT Shop web site, and for various good reasons at the time, bought three of them. It turns out that I have … Continue reading
As a user of abebooks which has an Advanced Book Search, this effort by Brian Bilston made I laugh . . .
Thursday is Tesco Day in this house. We get a text message the night before to say that the delivery will be between the booked hours tomorrow, and on the day, the Tesco web site shows updated estimates of the … Continue reading
Reproduced without permission – but since it was on Twitter presumably he intends for it to be seen widely. Brian Bilston
Well, we’ve been done. At 3.12 pm on Sunday after noon last to be precise – at the old Kirkcudbright hospital building. All us Oldies are being done first, and we saw our neighbour leave home just before us, and … Continue reading