A gift for all my readers (all three of you). While not strictly about Christmas, this poem concerns something I have been reflecting on quite deeply for a while and may blog about (if I have time) next year. In the meantime, enjoy, and see what it speaks to you about. I give you: The … More The Three Strangers
[Cue title music] There are many, many reasons why everyone loves The West Wing. In the behind-the-scenes footage from season 1, the creators explained that Democrats were saying they loved the politics and loved the show; Republicans were saying they hated the politics…and loved the show. So along those boundaries at least, in a nation … More Why Do Christians Love ‘The West Wing’?
I’ve come up with a new word. It’s a word to describe everyone of us who shudders, balks, yea positively rails at the profound ignorance of Everyone Else who gives not a monkey’s whether the monkeys receive their due possessives or plurals. It’s a word for its time, when the intelligent distinction between the treatment … More Apostrophiles, arise!
And now for something completely different: A script idea I wrote after a philosophical dilemma I encountered not so different from that described herein. The style is unashamedly Sorkinese-American, aka The West Wing. Nothing new here, but a bit of fun. May this Yuletide be full of warm atmospheres for you. Merry Christmas. INT. OFFICE … More A Warm Atmosphere
Virtually anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan – and most definitely a snob – when it comes to coffee. Those who would identify with that, read on. I bought a book on Amazon recently just on a whim: Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World … More In praise of coffee
I wrote a little while ago some time after the advent of the iBook (meaning, the instantly-consumable book in electronic format on a screen with things like the iPhone/iPad/kindle etc – the eBook has been around for longer) about the obvious benefits of such a thing but equally the thing that’s missing when all you’re … More Of Books and their Beauty
Hi folks Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: video blog! Much preferable for many I think to reading text, is to watch a video. This one features a new revamped song! Enjoy!
I’ve finally got around to updating my myspace page which you can view here (the address is http://www.myspace.com/bentriggmusic). I hadn’t used it for ages because for a long time it had been way too clunky and outdated, but people appear to be using it again, and seeing as I did already have an account, I … More Myspace
Here’s a question: To what extent to we need to/can we say that we “have” money? I’ve been thinking about it and what with the rather obvious fleeting nature of riches (as our economy seems to be telling us at the moment), I’ve concluded that though I have earnt a lot of money, I don’t … More Interesting thought of the day
The problem when we read the Bible is, we want the answers to our questions to be handed us on a platter. The only thing handed over on a platter in the Bible is the head of John the Baptist. Ben Trigg.