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The course of an ordinary married life


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I did also finish The Course of Love, by Alain de Botton recently. This is a story of ordinary married life. I didn’t read it because I specifically wanted to read a story of ordinary married life,  but rather because Alain de Botton is one of those authors, who, when he has a new book

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Charlotte Bronte’s poem on idolatry


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It struck me later that Friday’s poem is not unlike the second poem I posted here, which was way back in 2007 so I’ll post it again. Charlotte Brontë is more dramatic (hello Brontë sisters!), and the point of it is not so much that she had made an idol of her love (though the

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A new book of poetry, by Joy Davidman


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I am back. I’m actually on the end of a stint in a hospital in Sydney last week, involving over four hours of surgery, and I now have another three weeks off work. I ask myself why I hesitate to share on that. I don’t mean to be in any way ungenerous in not sharing,

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The non-rewritable discs of our childhood


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This is a post for the Growing Up Fatherless archive. It’s an article from The School of Life on the The Non-Rewritable Disc: The Fateful Impact of Childhood. I quite like some of the School of Life’s newsletter articles. I know it’s considered pop-philosophy or pop-psychology, but at the very least it can alert one

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