Time to die..?

Matterhorn-Cross

Now, don’t think I’m being morbid, but death is one of the three definite happenings in life (after birth and incurring tax).  One day it’s going to happen, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps next week, perhaps next year, but it’s coming.  What’s important is how you live your life until that point, and how people remember you.  The recent passing of Nelson Mandela is a prime example.  Here was a man who worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation, and his name has forever been etched into the annuls of history.

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You and Yours – Here’s Me and Mine…

Cairngorm-Plateau

The 2012/2013 Scottish winter season has caught the eyes of the press on many occasions, due to the high number of avalanche victims.  There have been 13 deaths so far, with Journalist (and ex MSP) Dorothy Grace-Elder attracting much attention with her views.  Today, she appeared on the Radio 4 programme You and Yours, with the opinion that all Mountaineers should hold rescue insurance.  Here’s what I think…

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