Wednesday, December 15, 2004
It reconfirms my view that Chirac may be a cute hoor, but when it comes to the really big issues he's on the side of the angels.
Fresh from bicycling home from Communion, having straightened out his waistcoat and settled down to a briarful of his favourite mix, the young fogey gives you his views on a few of his favourite places and things.
I have a particular interest in the Anglican Church, cycling in London, classical music, elections worldwide, but particularly in Northern Ireland and Turkey. I am also interested in languages. And in waistcoats and briar pipes!
Ach nein, ich liess mich nicht abweisen.
Ich bin von Gott, ich will wieder zu Gott,
Der liebe Gott wird mir ein Lichtchen geben,
Wird leuchten mir bis in das ewig selig Leben.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised
over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to
others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.
John Stewart Mill
Solitudinem fecerunt, pacem appelunt.