Should we keep Sunday special?

When I was at school I had a friend, Isobel, who had a Scottish mother. I knew that the family went to church every Sunday. We talked about how we found Sundays. My parents viewed it as their day of rest and would sit and doze after lunch, and I would do my homework. Isobel said that she wasn’t allowed to do homework on a Sunday – or anything that constituted work. Nor did they watch television. The debate in their house was whether knitting was work … More Should we keep Sunday special?

The rich young man who needs only one more thing

I am an inveterate asker of questions. One thing I’ve learnt over the years is that it is a good idea to have some idea what the answer would be before you ask something. The classic wrong question is to ask “When‘s it due?” unless you are absolutely sure that the woman you are talking to is, in fact, expecting … More The rich young man who needs only one more thing