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Books, Creation

On trees and C.S. Lewis


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At the risk of calling into question whatever status as a sane person I might possess, I recently read a book called The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben. And it was one of the most fascinating, original, informative and imaginative books I have read in a long time. There is much going on

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Books, Life, Singleness, Uncategorized

Into a New Year


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Apologies the radio silence. I have just returned to work this week after three weeks of leave, which were not especially noteworthy. I stayed home and did a lot of DIY projects, so many in fact that I’ll make a post out of those for readers who like the chalk-painting exploits. I also spent a

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Books, Crochet, Life

Wisps from the fog


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Two Plays The other week I went to two plays in one week (it never rains but it pours). Constellations, by British playright Nick Payne (he could be some long lost relative), was suitably entertaining. There were only two actors on stage, who repeated the same scenes over and over with slightly different outcomes. I

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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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