Sanitising War

Sanitising War I returned to the Northeast of England last Saturday to see a performance of Kynren at Bishop Auckland. It is a new venture aimed to strengthen the local economy and to celebrate local events within the telling of the story of England. It was spectacular, set in the open air on a site […]

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Suffering

Suffering I woke up this morning to the news of an earthquake in Umbria, Italy. It is an area where I have been on holiday. I remember the towns perched on top of the ridges as I travelled south from Perugia, past Assisi. I must have driven close to the towns and villages near the […]

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What goes on in the mind?

What goes on in the mind? We may be able to see the furthest reaches of the cosmos, and even back to the Big Bang, but we are still struggling to understand what goes on in our minds. I remember it being said that there are more neurological connection in the brain than there are […]

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Achievement or Avoidance?

Achievement or Avoidance? The Olympics are dominating BBC television and though I am not watching the coverage apart from some highlights I am wondering what they are all about. My week has been dominated by the allotment – harvesting and weeding, and during and after the long hours of work I find myself wondering why […]

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Be prepared

How should we live together ? This is the questsion that keeps coming back to me. It is the question to which I would like to find answers. If I ever get to write my book on ethics this will be the central issue. Some clues emerge from my experiences this week. Most of the […]

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