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I just received Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, by ND Wilson, in the mail. Woot! This is what is written in the Preface: Here’s how it happened: Philosophers of various sizes and shapes and flavors and ages crowded into the saloon of my skull and began throwing elbows to make some space. Poets and preachers piled

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Try a little tenderness


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I quite liked this article by Gordon Marino in The Stone, over at the New York Times Opinionator, on the neglected emotion of tenderness: While I have all the respect in the world for respect, it is a chilly sort of feeling — if it is a feeling at all. Respect is a fence that

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Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl #2


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Sometimes you order something from overseas on the internet, and you just want it now. It’s why I reckon buying things online from overseas is the new delayed gratification. Last week I splurged and ordered the book and DVD of Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, by ND Wilson. I feel like I am behind on all

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Busting the myth on romantic love


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And here is an interesting article from The School of Life on Romantic Love: Busting the Myth, in which, despite the fact that it references Plato and doesn’t reference God at all, is not altogether dissimilar to the idea of Christopher Ash in Married for God, that love it too look outwards, not sideways.

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The pleasures and sorrows of work


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This is perhaps old information to many, and I went to hear Alain de Botton speak at the Opera House on the topic some years ago myself, but I am just now reading through his book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. (Then to my amusement I did what all intelligent, sensible and God-fearing folks

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