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Listening


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I gave up on listening to podcasts, sermons and the like at work a while back, because I was finding I was too distracted and missing bits of them and getting frustrated. So I’ve just been listening to music. But I have decided that something is better than nothing and there are lots of interesting

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Family and solace


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Here is another little piece of Marilynne Robinson on Family from The Death of Adam, following on from yesterday (and quoting my favourite Shakespeare sonnet): Siblings founder, spouses age. We founder. We age. That is when loyalty should matter. But invoking it now is about as potent a gesture as flashing a fat roll of rubles.

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Family


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I’m still in my phase of not being very interested in the blog, but there are always quotes to substitute for original thoughts, so here is the beginning of an essay by Marilynne Robinson called Family, from The Death of Adam. It’s interesting to read this and think not only about the biological family but

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Father of My Children


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I’m going to a pre-release screening of Father of My Children with a friend tonight, tickets courtesy of another friend who has a theatre subscription. This film screened earlier in the year at the French Film Festival (where I didn’t see it) and won the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at Cannes. I’m really looking

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On social Darwinism and the role of mothers


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I got a little zoologically carried away over on the EQUIP book club today, and wrote a separate post in response to the social Darwinism and one aspect of feminism that is reared it’s ugly head in this week’s book chapter. I’d be interested in whether people think this makes any sense at all and

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