Thinking Allowed 06/04/22

The divorce laws have changed today in England and Wales. I’ve noticed that people who have strong opinions about divorce and remarriage often haven’t been divorced. These life experiences usually bring better understanding and deeper compassion. Dogma can cause hurt. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Be kind.

Thinking Allowed 30/03/22

Whatever your views about the Queen and Andrew, I think there’s too much analysis and criticism. It was a family memorial service, he supported his mother via a side entrance, and left the others to do all the public stuff (including walking down the aisle). We’re not ignoring his past actions, but we can show some humanity and respect for the Queen.

Thinking Allowed 28/03/22

Chris Rock verbally assaulted Jada Pinkett Smith. Will Smith physically assaulted Chris Rock. Both assaults are unjustified and unacceptable. Both go to the heart of our human nature. We all have the tendency to act inappropriately. Equally, we can all make the choice to be kind. Let’s learn from both assaults and move on.

Thinking Allowed 24/03/22

Vladimir Putin isn’t at war with Ukraine. He’s at war with aspiration, creativity, democracy, freedom, and individual choice. He’s at war with any ideology that’s contrary to his own narrow and rigid dogma. He’s at war with all of us. Western democracy might be flawed, but it’s the best we have. He’s a global control freak seeking world domination. We are all Ukrainians. Love and peace, John.