July was bad news but I’m fine – so why do I feel so terrible?
A vigil in Saint-Etienne-du-RouvrayThomas Dworzak/MagnumBy Frank SwainIt’s hard not to feel that July brought an unusual dump of bad headlines. Recent weeks have seen the televised deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling at the hands of the US authorities, police being killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge, terror attacks in Istanbul, Baghdad, Dhaka,...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark