I am one who believes that the rights of minorities exist and must be respected whether or not the majority approves. That being said, we must heartily applaud the people of Ireland who have voted massively for LGBTQ equality.
They have bravely shucked off the depressingly heavy overcoat of centuries of anti-personnel Church teachings and can now bask in the sunshine of freedom and transparency. It is they and not the bishops who have taken to heart the teachings of Jesus to love thy neighbour as thyself.
Let’s raise a glass of Guinness and toast the people for their common sense and decency!
Memories: In 1962, my father was Production Accountant on a movie called “Follow The Boys“, which was filmed at Victorine Studios in Nice on the French Riviera. The filming took place exactly during the school holidays and I was lucky enough to spend that entire summer soaking up the sun on the beach and mixing with Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, Russ Tamblyn et al. I was 12 years old and had a fabulous time.
Finally, the Moja Coffee shop at 1102 Commercial is open. As anyone who reads my Changes on The Drive monthly reports knows, it seems to have taken an age for this to come to fruition. But it was open as I walked by today and I happily walked in.
The interior space is very airy and pleasant, and the service was extremely friendly. The medium roast is quite good and it is seved in a ceramic cup and saucer, which makes a nice change from some other coffee shops. It also has a decent range of baked goodies (though as a practising diabetic, I cannot report on their quality unfortunately).
Their wide windows were open to let in a marvelous little breeze, and I was quite content to sit and watch the street cabaret on Commercial & Napier go by.
I wish Moja good fortune!