Author: Ali

Poetry

Tending my lot


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A new beginning calls for a return to old beginnings and my dearest literary friend Christina Rossetti. There has not been enough poetry, either in my life or on the blog, of late, so here I will place one. I’ve alluded before to the idea of the desert blooming as the rose (which one day

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Life in general

Welcome to my new abode


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So, it’s all been quiet on the western front of late, but I have actually been spending more time on my silly blog than in ages gone by. The reason is that hopefully you are now here, at the new url, with the shiny new site! I have gone very close to mental over this,

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Then grace has lifted a mighty burden


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I’m finished reading Wendell Berry novels, which might be a relief to some, but I did like this little passage from a short story called A Burden, in the collection of short stories A Place in Time. If you’ve ever been to a funeral of someone of doubtful destiny you might relate to this, usually

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Something you can do with Romans 1:18-32


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It feels like it’s been an age. I recently had a week in Melbourne visiting family, which was nice. But rather than diarise my life I thought I’d share something that may be of benefit to some one or other reader. While I was down there I went along to City on a Hill church,

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Two sparrows


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Here’s an Instagram of my latest office decor. Today was newspaper printing and mail-out day. I have to print about 1400 copies of a paper, and the printer spits out about 32 copies before it stops and asks you to clear the tray, so I get about three and a half minutes between having to

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