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100 Questions/ 51-60

51. What’s one thing you’re certain of? The value of being kind to people. 52. Describe one of your colossal failures. Having a thing with someone who I knew was in a relationship. Lots of reasons, none good enough. Took … Continue reading

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Making The Immoral Acceptable To The Majority

“My achievement is to have taken an issue that was considered to be completely wrong, perhaps even immoral, and help to turn it into a mainstream view in British politics.” (Nigel Farage) I read this today. And re-read it. And … Continue reading

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Less Comparing, More Loving

One sure-fire way of¬†making things harder than they are: comparing myself to others. It’s been said over and over again by uncountable writers of happy-life-advice, and I tend to shrug my shoulders and say, “well, that’s part of being human, … Continue reading

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Peace?

Where is peace to be found? I’ve never felt this question more urgently than I have this year, whether it be the consequence of politics of violence in the world, or personal struggles for wellbeing, clarity and direction.¬† Where, in … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes

Some people, like me, shudder inwardly at the thought of making mistakes. Some people shrug their shoulders, and the thought doesn’t really trouble them. Since I’ve been really anxious in the last days about a mistake I made at work … Continue reading

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Failure – Etc.

I hate making mistakes. I have a boundless fear of failure. It’s like the end of the world when I do something wrong, and it scares the hell out of me. Even more so when my mistakes affect other people. … Continue reading

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Wanted. Alive.

A little while ago, I was at a Eucharist where the priest read the story of Jesus at the wedding feast in Cana (the water-into-wine one, yes), as a description of God’s kingdom – it’s a party, a celebration. And … Continue reading

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