By Brian Robinson. Pain and suffering is not always man made. And that can be a problem. When talking to people who suffer from anxiety disorders, I take the view that it is a positive thing if they have some sort of spiritual belief. It helps them endure: it helps them keep going. However, talk … Continue reading Anxiety: Pain and Suffering
By Brian Robinson, In or out? What, no in between? Most people seem to be in agreement that Brexit has turned into an awful mess. A stalemate has ensued amongst politicians where there appears to be no consensus for movement in any direction. As for the people, the ones the politicians should be representing, well, … Continue reading The Problems With Brexit.
By Brian Robinson. The Scales of Justice. What follows is an essay on crime and punishment which I produced whilst studying at The Open University a few years back. I've reproduced it here because I thought it would make a good vehicle to comment on the criminal justice system and perhaps students might find it … Continue reading Crime & Punishment- The 100 Score Essay
By Brian Robinson. D-Day landings, Omaha beach, Normandy I was born in London just after the end of the Second World War. Evidence of the conflict was never far away from our house, buildings supported by huge wooden props, abandoned housing and bombsites. We used to play amongst it. And the conversation in our house … Continue reading D-Day Remembrance
By Brian Robinson. To those looking back, the psychedelic existence of the sixties, where colour always stood at centre stage, must seem like an inevitable progression. The past was composed of boring blacks and whites and it felt like the greys of the present were choking the world. Two world wars and the depression years … Continue reading Sixties Memories: Mods,Rockers & Hippies
By Brian Robinson. Most people are familiar with the idea that we are what we eat. When our diet is poor, lacking the vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain good health, we start to physically suffer. The symptoms of poor dietary health can be vague or quite specific. For example, there could be a general … Continue reading Food for Thought
By Brian Robinson. If you are a vegan, and if you are sincere and passionate about your belief as I am sure most vegans are, then how do you follow that lifestyle faithfully in a world where it is impossible to distance yourself from everything which is either cruel or exploitative of animals? Even rubbing … Continue reading The Vegan Dilemma