Do you have these in blue?

By Steve Pierce | 23 December 2009

The full Hollywood treatment has ensured that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe now has cult status, but this was not always so. Lewis himself was unsure and his friend, colleague and spiritual mentor JRR Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings, disliked it intensely. He felt that Lewis was flirting with allegory and playing with mythology. He especially disliked the arrival of Father Christmas in Narnia.

But it seems to me that Lewis was hinting at something spiritually important...

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Millionaires seldom smile

By Steve Pierce | 25 November 2009 | Comments (1)

So said Andrew Carnegie, the 19th Century industrialist and fabulously wealthy man. He might have added, ‘until they learn to give’. Carnegie is also one of history's great philanthropists with a legacy of libraries, schools, universities and the lives that they have and continue to change to this day. I guess he smiled a lot...

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The big print giveth

By Steve Pierce | 29 October 2009

And the small print taketh away!

I consider myself pretty money savvy but I've been caught out more than once by the small print of a credit card agreement! A friend had some money on a balance transfer at 0% and some at nearly 20% from his Christmas shopping. He paid off a good chunk each month - but the money always came off the cheaper 0% rate first, so interest continued to mount up...

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