View from the Whitehouse – Chickens
Mar22

View from the Whitehouse – Chickens

I may have a few talents but I’m definitely not a chicken whisperer. Last year, I purchased three bantams at point of lay. I thought that, being smaller, they’d be less destructive than the Marans we’d had before. Pardon me while I laugh bitterly at the wreck that once was the rockery… What I really hadn’t counted on was a) the lightness and b) the flat-out awkwardness of these mini-chickens as they conspired to get through,...

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View from the Whitehouse
Feb23

View from the Whitehouse

One of the oddest things about being a professional comedian is not that you live in a twilight world of madness and stupidity; you get used to that. I’m also dyslexic and frequently wonder why life keeps giving me melons… The strangest thing is that folk will keep asking you to perform for free. In my case, being a vicar as well, they probably assume that God will pay but while God may be love and compassion, He’s a bit like...

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DIGITALK: The fall of the last guardian – Net Neutrality
Dec29

DIGITALK: The fall of the last guardian – Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality has been in the news a lot in the last couple weeks and a lot of you might be wondering what it is and how the absence of it will affect us. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. What the removal of this...

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No time like the present
Dec14

No time like the present

This Christmas I would really like to write a meaningful letter to certain friends who deserve one but there’s no time to do it. I would really like to make some-one else’s Christmas a special one but there’s so much going on. I would really like to have some space, away from the last minute present-buying, traffic and the food shopping but when is that going to happen!? There is, you could say, ‘no room at the inn’ for such things....

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View from the Whitehouse
Dec14

View from the Whitehouse

It is entirely possible that sometime in the next week or so you might venture into a church. It may be a concert that tempts you or a carol service or, perhaps, a last-minute somewhat tipsy decision to go to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve but, whatever the reason, it’s handy to have a vague clue as to what might be going on. So here are a few pointers that the secular church-visitor may find useful to know… Christianity...

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NEXT EDITION WILL BE A DAY LATE
Nov16

NEXT EDITION WILL BE A DAY LATE

The next edition of The Moorlander will be on sale a day later and will be published on December 2nd rather than the 1st.   The presses at Newsquest in Weymouth, who print The Moorlander, are undergoing major servicing. We are sorry this is out of our...

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