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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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Fragile exuberance of the newly converted

We tend to overemphasise the importance of that which we have just learnt. It’s a good thing too. The exuberance gives a chance for the lesson to work its way deep enough into our being to not be lost. So … Continue reading

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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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It seems there is a kindness and gentle politeness in inner Portland that I have not encountered elsewhere in any city. Here a sign on a dry cleaning shop right between where many homeless live and the reasonably affluent Pearl … Continue reading

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