Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

I recently read Father and Son by the writer and poet  Edmund Gosse. This ‘memoir’ was written in 1907 and subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments.’ I was reminded of … Continue reading Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

‘Let it be boldly admitted’

I recently read Father and Son by Edmund Gosse.   Edmund Gosse wrote this book in 1907 and it describes his early years in an exceptionally devout [stifling] Plymouth Brethren … Continue reading ‘Let it be boldly admitted’

A call for people to be civil and kind

Scotland on Sunday, 28 February 2021, explored issues related to social media, and in particular the potential for harmful consequences. Here are a few edits:

Democracy survived for centuries without daily screaming matches

In Scotland on Sunday,  21 February 2021, Alistair Stewart offered this perspective: This perspective went on to say: