Agenda for a new normal

When will things get back to normal? Opinions differ widely. The optimists say everything will be fine by Easter and the pessimists reckon we’ll be wearing masks and social distancing for years. In between there is only uncertainty: who knows? There is more consensus about what kind of new normal we’d like: a fairer, kinderContinue reading “Agenda for a new normal”

No room at the inn?

For the first time in years I haven’t seen a nativity play, but I presume they’ve been following the usual formula. Joseph arrives in Bethlehem from Nazareth with his weary and heavily-pregnant wife, knocks on the door of the local pub and asks for a room. The answer is a firm “No” (except on oneContinue reading “No room at the inn?”