197. The mark of the beast

Sometimes people talk about other people and say: He is not in a good place, meaning that such a person might not think straight, or perhaps has to handle great tragedy and is therefore unstable, heartbroken and even depressed. When I hear it, I immediately think that a place can change and that it refers to…

193. Keep calm and carry on

We know the drill, don’t we?  As soon as there are widespread unrest, violence, disasters and political upheaval, the voices announcing the end of the world become louder.  Some of them sound like an old-fashioned doom prophet speaking a lament over our world in a cocksure tone of voice.  These days they have many soundtracks, crying out on…