…to better savour the brew, a touch of magic…

…that composer and that performer, and a day starts joyously…

…an ever perfect companion for that journey…


…serene and successful new year…

…Happy New Year. Or should that be Felix Annus Novus, MMXIV?…

And since the objective is to seek and ensure serenity, we dwell briefly on two quick news items (for incentive?) and move briskly and confidently to realise the promise that the New Year brings.  To do the Janus bit, we do a quick look back and then a positive look forward.

Looking back

A news item on what has been obvious to all, and for some time, and the clear winner by ‘a mile’,  Biggest Threat to World Peace: The United States. A chilling verdict. No other country was even close, as the chart shows.And that was with a potential conflagration averted in the Middle East, and averted thanks to the British Parliament and to Russia and to a surprisingly angry US populace. Read the rest of this entry »