Apologies for a slight pause

Apologies for a slight pause

There will be a slight pause in the Daily Paradox for which I apologise.

I have to have a replacement valve inserted into my heart and this will take a few weeks for recovery from the operation. I will try to keep up the occasional DP while this is going on but if I don’t succeed prepare for rambunctious Daily Paradox articles when I recover my full stamina.

Meanwhile have a good rest and keep the world turning please. There is a lot to be done yet.

Best wishes to all our readers



Some recent words of wisdom:

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration

of real estate above principles

George Jean Nathan, author and editor (14 Feb 1882-1958)

The difference in mind between man and the higher animals,

great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind

Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (12 Feb 1809-1882)

It is not institutions, but the people who serve them, that matter most

Martin Wolf, Financial Times 12Feb20

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry

Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (9 Feb 1737-1809)

I see too plainly custom forms us all.

Our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief,

are consequences of our place of birth

Aaron Hill, dramatist and writer (10 Feb 1685-1750)

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body.

Then I realized who was telling me this

Emo Phillips, comedian, actor (b. 7 Feb 1956)

There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader

if he is also to answer to his own conscience

Hartley Shawcross, (4 Feb 1902-2003) barrister, politician,

and prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal

Choice is a sure-fire creator of attitudes about independence

John Bittleston

Go out on a limb, it’s where the fruit is

John Bittleston

Genius may be innate but it is effort that makes it precious

John Bittleston