Trusting relationships

Trusting relationships Several times this last week the vital importance of trust in relationships has been highlighted. And the reverse – lack of trust – features large in international relationships. In a committee meeting members were very critical of a paper presented to them. All were aware of the likely effect of their criticism on […]

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Quiff

Quiff There are surely some style-conscious Quarks. They are acutely aware of their appearance and present their persona in peculiar and sometimes spectacular styles. Quiff and friends are those who focuss on their hair, specifically their forelocks. They are usually from the up, top and spinning sort of Quarks and always display a distinctive dash […]

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Relationships

Relationships It’s been another typical week in the life of the retired! There has been a little exploration of numbers and relationships, in worship, in Bible Study, sharing a meal, watching a film, a TV series and doing work on the allotment. That is typical enough, at least for me. We are coming up to the […]

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Quale

Quale Quale is a philosopher Quark, who ponders the deep questions of the universe. I particular, Quale keeps probing the problem of ‘What makes a Quark a Quark?’ It is perfectly possible that Quintessential can offer a clue. But Quale is dedicated to the task of determining that quality that all Quarks have that makes […]

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Autumn

Autumn The leaves of the Virginia Creeper are beginning to change to red. The Butternut Squashes are ripe and ready to harvest, and the pumpkins are round and turning to that beautiful orange that hints that autumn is here. This is the season of harvesting on the allotment. The red veining on the borlotti beans […]

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Quaich

Quaich Quaich is one of those Quarks who like to keep up the old traditions, like offering warm hospitality to guests, whether friends or strangers. In the world of sub-atomic particles, where everything goes at the speed of light, it is something of a surprise to be invited to “stay awhile and have a wee […]

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George Fox

George Fox What do I make of George Fox? I am reading his Journal, the story of his spiritual search and passionate preaching pilgrimage in the time of the English Civil War and beyond. He is the ‘founder’ of the Quaker movement, which emerged in the religious maelstrom of the 1600s. He was convinced that […]

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Quaestor

Quaestor There once was a Quark who loved asking questions, reading detective stories and imagining what it would be like to be a private investigator in olden times. Not surprisingly everyone knew this particular Quark as Quaestor, from the title given to an official in the days of the Roman Empire. Quaestor drew inspiration from […]

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