Category Archives: ridicule

Whatever you want

Which film would you like to see at the cinema? X or Y? I can’t choose. I don’t mind, really,  I don’t.   As a template, the above would work pretty well for many of my conversations with friends or … Continue reading

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The tolerance and kindness you have shown me has been vastly more than I could possibly have expected or hoped for. It could end there. The last substantive sentence of the message my ex-partner, ex-housemate, left with his father for … Continue reading

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Beneath the smile

S —- is leading the charge again with the media this week. Well done, S —-! I cringe. Following the media interest last week, ‘phone calls and email, the Times Education Supplement and BBC News sites published pieces on my … Continue reading

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The Dare Game

I’m not able to go swimming as often as I could. The commute eats the time away that I would otherwise have spent in the water. It makes the times in the week that I can go more precious, and … Continue reading

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Ashamed to God

Above my desk at work is a copy  of Rembrandt’s ‘The Prodigal Son’. It is now set alongside several Taize postcards, Bible verse postcards, icons. In a Department boasting a Chair for one of the greatest skeptic psychologists, of international … Continue reading

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I have had the most fantastic weekend, away from home.  Walking gingerly into the Chapel, the Chaplain, a fellow pilgrim to Taize, ran to greet me, and flung his arms around me. After that, a steady succession of people I … Continue reading

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