Willie The Wizard

Willie the Wizard, Indian Willie, One Match Willie, Oor Willie – whatever you called him, there is no doubt that Willie Taylor was an unforgettable character.  At first glance, he was a bit like a tiny,  Edinburgh version of Lemmy from Motorhead, so it seems a appropriate that his main interests in life were music and motorcycles.  I … Continue Reading

Kirsty and Dean’s Humanist Wedding at The Strawberry Barn, Dunbar

    Kirsty and Dean were very nearly childhood sweethearts. They went to the same primary and secondary schools, but it wasn’t until 5th year that Dean finally made it onto Kirsty’s radar when they bonded over their shared love of music.  Dean was always buying the latest CDs from bands like the View, Pigeon Detectives, and Maximo Park, and he … Continue Reading

The C Word

  I’ve had two letters recently from humanists who are exploring the possibility of working in chaplaincy, which is very encouraging. A few years ago, I wrote an article about the problems humanists have with the very idea of chaplaincy and, as things don’t appear to have changed a great deal outside of my own university, I … Continue Reading