Cloud cuckoo land

Leave friends I have are always pointing to independent countries that are doing well despite not belonging to a big trading block, South Korea, Norway and Switzerland for example. But when I started looking into it I found that...

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Thomas Jackson’s 7/7

  7/7 (performed at Edinburgh as The Circle Line)   By Thomas Jackson   Cast:   Michael Gibson Michaela Gibson       Prologue   At the back of the stage are two free-standing door frames. Between them and nearer, but not too near, the front a sofa.   Enter Michael and Michaela.  They stand...

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Thomas Jackson’s Plastic England

Plastic England   By Thomas Jackson   Cast:   Jim Wheelwright Mavis Young     Jim Wheelwright  is discovered sitting in a wheelchair waving a transistor radio above his head and cuddling and kissing it.  Mavis, his carer, is dusting, sweeping and generally tidying up   Jim: My beautiful!  My love,...

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I got a leaflet through my door

Yes a convicted criminal  did sway the balance in the vote for Cooper's bill and that is an  irony that deserves the pen of a great tragedian.  But let's not forget that the whole Leave campaign in 2016 was...

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Miracles Theo blog 25 iii 19

Did the miracles in the New Testament really happen? Most of  them probably not, but that doesn’t mean they have nothing significant to tell us.  I once knew a man who had been at Cambridge when Wittgenstein was...

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Deluded by our own myths

Fascinated by a TV film last night about Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Williams. The bland mendacity and patronizing hypocrisy of the colonialists was well and subtly caught.  I don’t think I’ve been shocked by anything so much as...

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The nothing before everything

A theological blog 24 iii 19. Spellbound in my prayer this Lent by the absolute nothing of which so many mystics talk. Also reading Eliot's Ash Wednesday as I have done every Lent for years. But now as if...

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Lent: a theological blog 10 iii 19

Lent.  How amazing that instead of falling down before some god and offering him a few best bulls you can pity his wounds.   What a turnaround in the history of religion.   How Christ’s wounds open your heart as no...

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