Monthly Archives: February 2021

RANSOMED

One of my least favourite jobs when I was in the police was taking prisoners to or from the “BIG HOOSE,” The Big Hoose wasn’t a large mansion, it is the nickname for Scotland’s largest prison, HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow. … Continue reading

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TIME TO RECONNECT WITH THE CROSS

When our children were younger, we had a tradition that they always got a pound coin in their Christmas stocking. I would get two pound coins and because they had become dull with use I would get some chrome cleaner … Continue reading

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INSPIRING LIFE?

 Have you seen the film AS GOOD AS IT GETS? In it Jack Nicholson plays Melvin Udall, a neurotic, rude and insensitive writer who gradually falls in love with a waitress. One day in exasperation at his behaviour, the waitress … Continue reading

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DIFFICULT PATHS CAN LEAD TO GOOD PLACES

I can remember walking the West Highland Way, a 100-mile footpath between Glasgow and Fort William, in Scotland. It goes through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world but also some tough terrain. There is a particularly difficult … Continue reading

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