My girlfriend's father died suddenly a week and a half ago. So for obvious reasons I haven't been blogging recently; nor will I be, I expect, for a little while.
In the meantime I found this Guardian comment interesting (as much for what I disagreed with as for what I agreed with).
One of the things I did think rather smart was Swift's assessment of religion.
Swift, looking at Europe ravaged by the thirty years' war, remarked that we have just enough religion to make us hate one another, but not enough to make us love.