Friday, 31 July 2020
Sunday, 26 July 2020
I commented earlier today that we seem to be in an era of outrage here right now. A little later it dawned on me that I've heard about a BBC show called the Age of Outrage. Much better name for what I was meaning. I can't have a peep of the show because BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. The message says, “Sorry, it’s due to rights issues.“ Isn't it all? We are all obsessed with rights – and righteousness.
The political right and left are trying to outdo each other, the young and the old are at it, people of all races and backgrounds. Everyone seems to find a reason why they are hard done by. How we react to our differences seems to have changed, we don't seem to listen to others' viewpoints without a good dose of outrage or righteousness.
I was thinking for a while this morning that maybe it could all lead to change, to a better world. I must have had sweet dreams last night.
One of my daughters said a couple of weeks ago she didn't want to discuss our PM with me because she didn't want to get into an argument. Who said anything about an argument? When did we last argue about anything? Why does a 40 something year old think having an opposing view can't be talked about?
With elections on the horizon no doubt I will find a few things that could bring on an outbreak of outrage. I can live with that but if you hear me exhibiting any signs of righteousness, please, please reign me in, tell me to stop being a pompous ass.
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Saturday, 18 July 2020
Friday, 17 July 2020
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Yesterday evening, in the same direction was this beauty.
Today it is all bleak and overcast, a dirty dull grey. The Met Service has a heavy rain warning out so we shall see what a storm looks like here. That's always something to look forward to. I love a good storm.