"I'm single again. Elna thought that we were just too different. The trip to Normandy brought things to a head. She couldn't join in my enthusiasm for history, museums and monuments. Other points were that our humour is so different (she…"
"Very understandable, Chris. My daughter was very worried when I had to be operated on for a broken ankle and that was just a case of a few screws! From what I've heard, Luca might have some time when the choices of standing up and sitting down…"
"All the best to you and Luca, Chris. That operation must be routine surgery by now. There's probably a long healing period afterwards that will need some care but I'm sure you'll manage that between you. Are you planning on seeing the…"
"We are back from Normandy. A very good trip but much too short. It was a coach tour so 50% of the time was spent just getting there and back. The main sights we visited were two of the D-day landing grounds, Mont St. Michel and the Bayeaux tapestry.…"
"With enormous wealth comes enormous power. Various religious institutions have also managed to couple themselves to nationalism/national identity, creating an unholy, divisive and destructive alliance."
"Things do change. In 2015 marriage equality became law in Ireland after a clear majority in a referendum. People there told me that the Church was very quiet on the subject because it was not able to comment on 'morality' any more. People…"
"I hate to think what they might find. Decades of suffering hidden from sight. Wouldn't it be good if the Catholic church could be charged and convicted in the Court of Human Rights? Then given a fine so large it went broke? So many guilty…"