Blog topic: Other

When I see one of these Free Church ministers on the street in Lewis, I feel like walking across the road and hitting him in the face.

Iain Crichton Smith

The Uninhabitable Earth

July 10th, 2017 Posted In: Other

The Uninhabitable Earth “That the sea will become a killer is a given. Barring a radical reduction of emissions, we will see at least four feet of sea-level rise and possibly ten by the end of the century. A third of the world’s major cities are on the coast, not to mention its power plants, […]

When there is no wind, row

Latin proverb

The opposite of play is not work, it's rote

Edward Hallowell

. . . beyond hardship, wrong, tyranny, distress,
beyond misery, despair, hatred, treachery,
beyond guilt and defilement; watchful,
heroic, the Cuillin is seen
rising on the other side of sorrow

Sorley MacLean

Scotland will be free when the last Church of Scotland minister is strangled by the last copy of the Sunday Post.

Tom Nairn

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral

Paulo Freire

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West

Sometimes it’s more important to be human than to have good taste

Bertolt Brecht