Category: Human issues

ethical issues and human interest stories


The other day I asked what piece of music would be your signature, the one you’d leave to posterity – some interpreted this as what song [with lyrics], which was fine. I did put a piece forward but now I think about it, it doesn’t answer the question, should anyone ever ask it – what makes the Higham tick.

And how could you get that from a song? There are so many layers to everyone’s character – experiences, politics, religion, sexuality, profession, star signs, Chinese signs, musical and film choices that it might be an impossible ask.

If I were asked to point to that which defined me, I’d point to a book, a football team and a piece of music [below].  Obviously Das Buch parallels my own saga, so that’s the long way to find out.… More here ...

A true fool

The heading does not apply to the lady to the left but to the one further down – you’ll get the idea.

The word “handsome”, when applied to a woman has special connotations to me.

It doesn’t just mean she’s pretty or beautiful externally, even if she is, but it has overtones of “fineness”, “integrity”, “classiness”.  her head is screwed on right and she has a brain which she uses.

And so it is with this Hanna.

But the idiot she’s addressing below is something else again:More here ...

Pure theatre

Are we able to have a sensible discussion on this or are people going to rapidly retreat to entrenched positions and fling dung from their trenches? My position is midway – sometimes a bit one way, e.g. on Diana and WTC7, sometimes dead centre, e.g. on the moon landing, and sometimes I can’t quite buy it, say on Gary Webb at the time of the Franklin Scandal.

I don’t think all the shootings were contrived but Sandy Hook was particularly iffy. This one I have no idea. However, certain snippets do come through, such as Casualty Role Players and I’d say Antifa are just the same – theatre.

Chuckles has sent an interesting snippet which claims to be an interview with Kubrik [Eyes Wide Shut] in which he says he shot the film of the moon landing, the whole thing was faked.  Now I can see that he did fake the footage, not a problem with that but that the actual landing took place – as I say, I’m midway on it. … More here ...

Oxfam and Minnie

Truly excellent series, it really was and why it didn’t go down with the British public I just don’t know. This was one of the best episodes too – well, they were all pretty good – Gambon and Hutchings were the goods and the supporting cast were true actors and actresses.

Maybe people just wanted French in France, not a British cop show:

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