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Christmastide

In the barren white of winter’s snow, With darkness all around, On wild paths where shepherds climb, And donkeys bear King David’s line, The Virgin humbly goes.   Wombed in warmth the Redeemer treads, Beneath the star that lights the land, For frozen palm and icy road, Or fallen rock and heavy load, Trouble not…

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The Global Architecture

In early November there came a rather surprising announcement. A minister of Her Majesty’s government expressed an opinion. To the abject horror of all right-thinking persons, John Hayes, the Minister for Transport, declared his intention to reverse the destruction of the great Doric arch which stood proudly over Euston train station from 1837 until its utter destruction…

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Citizen Trump

Every once in a while, you come across something that gives you an utterly new and strange perspective on a field you considered yourself to have quite a decent understanding of. Since Donald Trump campaign began long ago with the (now rightfully deemed inhumane) sport of Bush-Baiting, I had an inkling as to some aspect…