Apologies, I haven’t written for some time. I will attempt to do better but a bit going on.

The Christmas build-up has begun in earnest. For the very young, 5 or 6, it is quite an exciting time but for many others, it seems fairly banal, if not a tad moronic. The lack of spirituality goads me – it is after all supposed to be a religious festival. It has more in common with Pagan mid-winter celebrations. We should rename it yule-tide and put an end to its hypocrisies. Still, I enjoy the carols. I just resent the inherent celebration of commercialism at its best, or worst.

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