When I walked the Camino during this current extended Holy Year 2021 – 2022, I gained another Compostelana and added to an experience begun in 1965, walking as a 14-year old with the OJE (the Catholic youth group of those days). It seemed as if the experience had come full-circle. Was there any need to … More The end of Compostela Holy Year 2021-2022
I left Am@zon about three years ago – on the principle that I pay taxes and so should billionaire Jeff Bezos! – and I give my custom to local bookshops instead. I have recently closed my Tw@tter account and permanently deleted it. The Mastodon platform is a pleasant environment and it is astonishing that it … More I didn’t expect the Camino Inquisition
Rubí donkey writes her Tuesday blogue: Sometimes the Peasant is chaotic, and sometimes we donkeys are chaotic, and when peasants and donkeys are both chaotic, what quickly develops is… well, chaos. The multiple layers of carrot-chaos are truly amazing. That’s all. A short blogue post but it’s all in the video.
This is the sort of donkey behaviour we expect on a Wednesday. Never get this kind of madness on a Tuesday. The change in the weather is quite often responsible for a donkey riot and today the temperature has gone down, the wind has risen and the donkeys are also distressed by the general world … More Full scale donkey riot
Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2022, I paused to remember those who gave their lives for their country. And I wondered what the Millennials were thinking as they marked that two minute silence. For I spent much of my final working years in the 21st century … More Remembrance with the Millennials