Anger about best laid plans

“The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley,” wrote Robbie Burns, meaning that we seriously intend to do some very good things but somehow or other these just don’t get done.  It is a human reality almost everywhere we look, yet we tend to blame particular people for it.  “Why don’t they ever do what they promised?”  So we become angry, as many people are these days, especially at governments. Continue reading “Anger about best laid plans”

Blogs, books, blarney

This blog site is called Bookends because it’s about thoughts that have come to me after a book, or part of a book, has been read.  Of course, I could just start writing each blog post without any book, and some readers might prefer if I just expressed my own Continue reading “Blogs, books, blarney”