Category Archives: In the News

Politics, Religion & Extremism – The conversation we’re not having, and should be.

Two articles I’ve read in the news this week have disturbed me (well probably quite a few more have but let’s focus on these two for now)

On the one hand we read of Tim Farron’s rise to the leadership of the Liberal Democrat party. The media have had a field day quizzing him over his Christian beliefs, Continue reading Politics, Religion & Extremism – The conversation we’re not having, and should be.

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‘There ain’t nothin sadder than the tears of a clown’

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Sad to hear of the passing of Robin Williams today. We lose another great actor and funny-man to a suspected suicide. Why is it that so many of the people who bring us joy battle with such inner darkness?

At school I was always the class clown, and not much has changed. For me to bring a little joy and laughter to others is so precious in a world where I’m so often surrounded by darkness. I remember at the passing of my brother-in-law Joe we joked that ‘he became his favourite thing – history’. He too had an often bleak sense of humour.

So I plead with you, show some love to the clowns in your life, they may be fighting inner battles you know nothing about.

Love and prayers for the Williams family and the countless others around the world suffering loss in these dark times.

Much peace

“There’s some sad things known to man, but there ain’t nothing sadder than the tears of a clown, when there’s no-one around” Smokey Robinson – ‘Tears of a Clown’