Category Archives: Journey

Revisionist me

“Don’t wanna learn from nobody what I gotta unlearn” Bob Dylan’s line from the album “Slow Train Coming” resonated with the¬†young me. It challenged¬†me think critically before taking on ideas and practices and to show some care as to what … Continue reading

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Capacity

A friend has six kids. He and I joke that the perfect number of children is ‘one less’. All it takes is for one to be on camp and everything feels so easy. I suspect if it were 10 kids, … Continue reading

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A road trip

When Bilbo Baggins is called by Gandalf out of his safe, cosy hollow he finds that wrapped up in the danger, insecurity and unknowing is a life of purpose, adventure and love. When Jesus walked the earth he kept calling … Continue reading

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Affirmation

As my football team was being slowly and convincingly crushed by the opposition my attention turned to the crowd of despondent supporters. Two things struck me. At the very time the team really needed their supporters’ backing and encouragement there … Continue reading

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A meaningful narrative

This evening I attended a talk by a philosopher. He had some interesting ideas and I think I liked him as a person. But he did not engage me. He didn’t have a clear story arc and the thoughts were … Continue reading

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Promise of wealth, and other thoughts.

Reading about Salman Khan, who is rolling out an accessible world wide online education network, and it had this to say: “Usually when people come to a start-up there’s a promise of riches at the end if it, but at … Continue reading

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Adam

3 nights with Bob and Gracie Ekblad at Mt Vernon, Washington State has been refreshing and enlivening. Their love and hospitality so gratefully received. One of the organisations they lead, Tierra Nueva, provides love and support to the marginalised, especially … Continue reading

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