Their motto is "To save a life is to save all of humanity". Formed in 2013, 130 of their number have fallen, yet over 58,000 lives have been saved. They are volunteer rescue workers in Syria called "The White Helmets". The "White Helmets" documentary is 41 minutes long and is viewable through Netflix. It's hard…Read more The White Helmets – Beyond the Greatest Love
As 2016 stumbles to a close, I gotta say, it's been a weird one. I wrote recently about the deaths I have seen, and now my mind is trying to figure out all this poo-litical stuff. The two big ones are of course Trump and Brexit. It's not the vote or referendum though which is…Read more People power: Do you realise how powerful you are?
Gutted That's about the only word I can find for this.  This is a quick, and very frank, rant about just how I feel. I was pretty annoyed when I wrote this, so it's fairly unfiltered and not as thought through as I would like. I am not American, I am not a member…Read more The Orlando Pulse shootings.
I was thinking to share some files with a group I belong to on Facebook. I could also use my own cloud server (ownCloud) but I know Facebook groups will also handle files. Then I remembered that famous clause the T&C, that if we upload content to FB, then they own it. So .. all…Read more In your eye, Facebook.
The sharp dressed man. Every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man. They crop up all over the place, even at church. In fact when it comes to church, most of us make some effort to scrub up. We might pull on a fresh shirt, a clean pair of pants and drag a brush through…Read more Thank goodness that’s not me
First impressions do count. When we first meet someone, we make a myriad of decisions about them. Some of these will be accurate, some will be less accurate. How we see someone will determine how we treat them. This initial picture will be probably decided on their demeanour, their clothes, their speech, their grooming, what…Read more I see you. But through who’s eyes?
.. not a migrant. If you are fleeing for your life, and risking the death of yourself and the child you are carrying, you are a refugee not a migrant. I am a migrant. I chose to move to Finland with my family. I had a job ready and waiting for me. So let's get…Read more If you are in a leaky rubber boat you are a refugee ..
Haven't a clue. It sells? So .. anyways .. now apparently the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, possibly has Asperger Syndrome. So? What pulls a pea out of my nose about this is that once again Asperger Syndrome is being linked, however tenuously to people with a bad reputation in the West. It's also been linked…Read more Putin and Asperger Syndrome. Why does the world press care about AS so much?
Since the terrible news started coming out of Iraq about the ethnic cleansing, even genocide, of Christians, Muslims, Yazidis and other minority groups, a cry has gone up about the apparent lack of outrage from Christians. Why are they so quiet? Noted Christian leaders have publicly chastised those in power for a lack of a…Read more Why are the Christians quiet?