Sts Peter and Paul

A magnificent homily from Pope Benedict XVI on Friday morning. A couple of paragraphs: Christian tradition has always considered Saint Peter and Saint Paul to be inseparable: indeed, together, they represent the whole Gospel of Christ. In Rome, their bond as brothers in the faith came to acquire a particular significance. Indeed, the Christian community …

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Global Warming Causes Everything

If you haven’t visited it lately, Dr John Brignell’s numberwatch site has a great list of everything so far blamed on global warming. Over six hundred links listing everything from AIDS to haggis to lampreys to feminised turtles to women cheating on vacation. Of course, global warming hasn’t caused any of these things, because the world hasn’t warmed at all …

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150 Rockets Fired From Gaza Into Israel Over Last Six Days

What, you didn’t know? Hardly surprising, since attacks on Israeli civilians get short shrift in the Australian media. From Times of Israel: Gaza-based terrorists fired 25 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, causing damage to a school and factory. The latest attacks bring the total number of rockets and other projectiles fired from the Strip to approximately 150 …

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Lagavulin

Over the last week I have been doing some research on Highland single malt whiskies. Well, why not? I came across this delightful video featuring Iain McArthur. Iain has worked at the Lagavulin distillery for forty years. One of things I like about this is his humility. We can’t change tradition, he says. Lots of …

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