True Grit

It was not the film with John Wayne or even the re-make starring Jeff Bridges which inspired the title and theme of this blog post, it was my wife’s insistence that I write about grit! Using a great deal of perseverance herself, she brought to my attention this small scale, gritty phenomena. Grit is the title of a book by Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Continue reading “True Grit”

“I’ll get the envelope”

It’s Christian Aid Week which means that you have hopefully received an envelope or a visit from a courageous volunteer collecting money for the world’s poorest and neediest. I say ‘courageous’ because the Christian Aid deliverer/collector is liable to attract scorn, derision and abuse. Some people do not take kindly if their home is tainted by religious literature. Continue reading ““I’ll get the envelope””