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What I was doing last night


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It’s OK if I don’t talk about politics isn’t it? National embarrassment that it is. There is a smidgeon of irony in the fact that rather than watching the ballot play out I spent last night at a lecture by our out-going Archbishop, Peter Jensen, on Christian Voices in the Public Sphere: How should Christians

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Only the lonely


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Here is a link to add to whatever sort of collection of musings about loneliness you may or may not have (I thought I had one but it seems that till now I didn’t). It is written by Stephen Fry, who made an “attempt at self-slaughter” last year, and describes what would seem to be

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How not to be alone


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I’m a little behind on this one, but recently Jonathan Safran Foer (whose novels are still on my list) gave the Commencement Address at Middlebury College. And this article is a portion of it. Here’s a little piece of the article: Most of the time, most people are not crying in public, but everyone is

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After The Great Gatsby


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So, The Great Gatsby. What to say, what to say? (Let me just preface this by saying that I hadn’t read the book, and I hadn’t read a single review or even seen the trailer for this movie. It got to the point where, because I hadn’t got around to these things yet, I decided

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