From the Daily Telegraph (via the New Humanist): The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God’s judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops. One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked…Read More It's not just American evangelical leaders that can be callous and stupid….
The photos of the Dakota Forth Bridge hotel, Edinburgh, and the Firth of Forth are now up on my gallery. Actually, the last few pictures are still being uploaded: I’m only getting about 46kB/sec uplink speed, and since the JPEGs average 3.7MB it takes a while. I just hope that the transfer finishes before my…Read More Photos
Commonsense from Max Hastings in the Guardian’s Comment is free: Pity anyone who must catch a plane or visit Wimbledon today, or indeed for many days to come. Following Friday’s London bombs and Saturday’s attack at Glasgow airport, security checks have intensified dramatically. Everybody engaged in what is now a vast industry wants to be…Read More "Gesture security"
The weather started to clear up this afternoon, so I decided to explore the area a bit. I drove down to Hawes Pier (right underneath the south end of the Forth Bridge), and checked to see if there were any cruises going out. It turned out that the Maid of the Forth was going to…Read More Cruisin' the Forth
Yesterday I took advantage of the weather to visit Edinburgh for the first time. I got the bus into the city, and headed up to the Royal Mile, intending to visit the Castle. As I approached it, I heard a pipe band, and saw red-uniformed soldiers escorting a car down the street from the Castle…Read More An eventful day in Scotland