Tag Archives: Politics

God is keeping his soldiers fighting!

Submitted to Faithwriters.com Challenge, Intermediate – 10 May 2017 – Topic: Agree to Disagree – Awarded 1st Place I recently saw again a toy I remember from childhood: a boxing ring with two robots in red and blue. Players controlled … Continue reading

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Those Canaan Days

Faithwriters.com Challenge – entry 25th August 2016  – Topic: Joie de vivre – Intermediate: 3rd place The small, dirty grey figure contrasts to its spotless surroundings and the vivid orange upholstery of the chair it occupies. The deep crimson stain … Continue reading

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Driven to change

Faithwriters.com Challenge entry 14th July 2016 – Intermediate – Topic: Commute What do reducing a prison sentence and driving to work have in common? They are both described by the word commute, meaning to exchange or replace with something equivalent. Hence … Continue reading

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How to avoid getting smeared

Originally written for Faithwriters.com challenge – 17th March 2016 – Topic: smear. (Slightly edited) (It still seems relevant, with the accusations flying around Brexit, both in the UK and EU, the sometimes brutal fight between Trump and Clinton in the … Continue reading

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Change starts with me!

Eurovision 2015 Congratulations to Sweden on a well-deserved win at the Eurovision Song Contest. Under the theme of Building Bridges, the presenters were keen to stress the unifying force of music in the face of political tensions. And it seems … Continue reading

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Why we still anoint our kings and queens

The other night we watched the Time Team special “The Secrets of Westminster Abbey”. Tony Robinson described the intertwining of politics religion and royalty surrounding the Abbey from Edward the Confessor to the funeral of Princess Diana. Tony Robinson described … Continue reading

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Hang-em all!?

I’ve just watched the Question Time special on the MPs’ expenses scandal. My concerns over this affair have been justified. I have no sympathy for any MP who has either broken the law or milked the system. But my personal … Continue reading

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