WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF RICK RUTHERFORD’S COUNTRY

Unreservedly …

I only ever come here to write when there is something to say. Since my last posting there has been so much to say that it would take volumes. And yet, I have found the need to remain silent. To process? To understand? To make sense and reconcile perhaps. To explain maybe, to process again and to keep moving? But now I find I sit in the one spot. Certainly not stagnant. Certainly in a … Read more

A Prayer for 2022

An unexpected prayer for the coming year – but one so sincere and formulated from past victories, the getting of wisdom and pain … May those who have harmed and hurt us in this past year and beyond become a distant memory, forgiven, released and even forgotten. May those who have revealed themselves and their true heart, integrity and purity be embraced all the more in the coming year. May the lessons be learnt and … Read more

It’s Time To Deck The Halls Again!

After what has been an arduous year for all of us, the delight of getting out the Christmas decorations and decking the halls to the nines has been readily anticipated by so many … as almost a declaration of ‘the end’ to a year of pandemic horror and the beginning of a season of hope and renewal. And after all, what else could embody hope and renewal more perfectly than the birth of the saviour? … Read more

And That’s What Friends Are For …

I’ve been thinking about friendship a lot lately. Maybe because of the enforced isolation and lockdown brought about by the pandemic across the world. Maybe because a dear soul recently reached out, concerned that I had not written on the blog here for such a long time, stressing that our bonds of friendship caused her to be worried. Maybe because there has been great loss lately brought about by the death of a respected associate, … Read more

We Are All In This Together!

It has been ages since I’ve been here. And how life – and the world – has changed since last time! This has always been my ‘safe place’ to come … to ruminate, to share, to process and to make sense of the world around me. But how does one make sense of the present world in which we live? I’m no ‘master of understatement’ when I say that not a lot has made sense … Read more

Going Forward – Looking Back

I have really laboured over trying to write this latest blog. Initially for the fact that I have been so preoccupied juggling three jobs which had all landed on my doorstep at the same time. And then, in the space between starting the first draft and now – three weeks later – the world has changed so dramatically that it is really staggering to look back and note how planet earth, and everyone upon it, … Read more

A Time To Speak …

Some time ago I wrote a short piece on Instagram, which was in turn translated over to my daily Facebook feed, relating to the decline of communication in this day and age, especially given the many devices and means with which we all now have at our disposal to relate to one other. In recent days the same issue has come back again and again to be of major concern in my world and has … Read more

YouTube Performance!!

Though reticent to do it, and having resisted for some time … I’m now on YouTube, with my very first House Tour which I have done in collaboration with marketing my Christmas book ‘A Christmas Memory … Wroxton Revisited’. I’d love you all to have a look and will be very interested to know what you think (via the Contacts Page on the website here or via email, Facebook etc). And of course the book … Read more

Recent Ramblings

‘In An Instragram’! There is nothing anyone can possibly ever say to explain to me the motivation of a person who intentionally causes distress to another, especially when the person on which they inflect their behaviour is completely unknown to them. It is an evil that escalates within the world in which we live and the hearts of many men – people who I simply cannot fathom and whose behaviour I abhor. It’s an evil … Read more

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

The human mind is the most wondrous, fascinating, amazing and sometimes even unfathomable thing. It seems that it retains so much, blocks so much, processes so much, and – sadly for some – can on occasions turn the rational and straightforward into the opposite, thus causing torment. It can bring things back to the fore at the most unexpected times and in the most unanticipated circumstances. A memory can be triggered by the simplest of … Read more