The world now seems a scarier place with Donald Trump as president of the United States of America. I have to be careful what I say about him, he does have a habit of suing people; not that I would ever libel anyone. Some of the things he says does remind me of the nationalist ideas that Hitler had. There are even similarities between the backgrounds of both men. Trump is a lot smarter than Hitler was and although he might be similarly misguided and even psychopathic, he is not stupid.
It’s Sunday morning and so once again I will let you into the dark passages of my mind with another Sunday ramble. What’s on my mind this week? Well, the super-moon, the weather and the state of the world.
A walk in the park
I went for a walk in the park this week. Life can be a little hectic and so a little walk can be calming. I’m told by a friend that he misses the park now he lives in the countryside. You would think there would be more places to have a nice walk in the countryside, not fewer. I have experienced that problem, rich landowners don’t make people welcome.
I must admit I find stupidity really hard to deal with. People doing stupid things who have stupid ideas are everywhere. They say that God must love stupid people, why else would he have made so many? The stupid stuff in life is so frustrating, though. That’s why I do landscape photography to help me chill out and get rid of all the frustration.
It is Sunday morning and the sun is shining here in the Black Country despite everything. So I will start the day by sharing my thoughts with my readers because the news was a little revolting. I’ll start with a nice picture to cheer you all up.
A weekend of events
In a few hours a weekend of events will begin here in Wednesbury, where I live. This is the one today to raise money for surgery for Sam who needs an SDR operation to help him walk. Being the Black Country, I expect people to pull together and make his dream come true. (more…)
When I took this photo my camera was on the wrong setting and the flash went off by accident. I was rightly advised not to use a flash in an art gallery because it fades the pictures. I wasn’t actually given a reason but it’s alright I knew the reason. Sometimes, though, there is no reason, they are just officious irritants. (more…)
Yes, it’s Saturday morning and the sun is shining and it is lottery day. I could do with a big lottery win this week. I talked about a summer art exhibition this week when I was at the local art gallery. I could stage one if I won a few million. I can think of a few more things I could do with the money too. (more…)
George Orwell did warn us that this time would come and big brother would be watching. The cameras would monitor our daily lives and deprive us of privacy and liberty. We were warned that we would be forced to use unfamiliar language and tow the politically correct party line. (more…)
In Britain, we have to make decisions all the time. Do we support the government over the junior doctors strike today or do we support the doctors and the British Medical Association? Who has the best evidence-based arguments? Who has the best track record for caring about us, the general public? We rely on the press to a certain extent to check the evidence for us. Can we trust the press and can we still trust BBC news? (more…)
“Photos show us the surface of things, but they often tell much deeper stories about the objects they depict — and about the people who take them” – Ben Huberman in his post which is this week’s WordPress challenge. (more…)
I read this morning that the rise in space junk could provoke armed conflict. This comes from the Guardian which is far more worrying than if it came from the Sun or the Mail. This space junk flying around could crash into a military satellite and be construed as an attack. (more…)