Emoji spirituality

So here we are at “Bookends,” and just when I thought I had seen it all, along comes the translation of the Bible into emoji characters!  You know, those cute little pictures that appear in e-mails and other on-line messages.  I suppose the idea behind it is to introduce the Good Book to a generation who may not otherwise read it.  Far be it from me to pan such an effort.  In my own youth there were comic book versions, including a Continue reading “Emoji spirituality”

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 feelings and opinions.  There is a place for that, for sure, and I do read and like some other blogs in which the writers do exactly that, and that’s fine with me.  But for myself I’ve chosen to publish things a little differently, and here is why. Continue reading “Blogs, books, blarney”