Word of the day


Matutolypea –  morning grumpiness or irritability; the state of being in a bad mood or annoyed-especially in the morning.

Milne muses


Leaders of loving service


People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer. But in all cases those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privileges are long forgotten.

Those are the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in his address at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

How many other leaders of loving service can you think of?

The media is full of people who are well known for being famous and extraordinary people in terms of their fame doing ordinary things or behaving badly.

People, leaders or not, who do loving service are a rare commodity.

Perhaps Sir Edmund Hillary was one, using his fame, and his own efforts to help the people who had helped him, and remaining humble with it.

He, and the Queen, are both dead.

Let us hope, for all our sakes, there are others still living who serve lovingly.

The Archbishop’s full address is after the break.

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Maya muses


Sunday soapbox


Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse but not to abuse.


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