Charles Cowling
    Posted by Richard Rawlinson   When David Bowie is on good form, he’s darn good. As a childhood fan, I was pleased to read rave reviews of his new album, The Next Day, marking a return, aged 66, from a decade of semi-retired obscurity in which the cigarette-puffing, ex-coke
Charles Cowling
    From the i. More in the Telegraph here.  Hat-tip to Michael Jarvis
Charles Cowling
  They’re key fobs. Available here.
Charles Cowling
  In the US, The Onion mischievously reports:  NEWTOWN, CT—As the nation continues to mourn the women and children who lost their lives in last month’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the National Rifle Association has reportedly joined the outpouring of support for families of victims by sending each household
Charles Cowling
  Sad news here from the New Straits Times:  THE traditional Chinese coffin is not a popular option for funerals anymore mainly due to its daunting size and medieval shape. New Cham Fei Casket operator, Cham Swee Hung, 36, said the demand for mui fa koon choy, which in Chinese
Charles Cowling
  “A contemporary theologian has described mercy as “entering into the chaos of another.” [Source] Is there a better definition of what those who work for the bereaved do?