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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Cinderella didnt need a fairy godmother

A new law that hopes to protect vulnerable children from harm should be a cause for universal rejoicing, and the proposal to add emotional neglect and cruelty to the law … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Thoughts on Mothering Sunday

We share so many experiences with our mothers, starting with a birth we have no choice over, and continuing through the dependent years. The whole idea of  Mothering Sunday is … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Sunday Sermon; Anger and Apple Sauce

Carters excellent response to attacks on Desmond Tutu was not the only post to consider the issue of anger and letting go this week. This post by Huma prompted a … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The real divide

Hopi Sen was once upon a time a Labour Party press officer and backroom boy, so when he writes about politics and the left, he deserves at least a cursory … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another body to bury; The destruction of the NHS

Picture the scene. It is a hot summers Sunday afternoon, and your young baby wont settle. You are not a medical professional but you know something isn’t right. It’s fretful, … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Million Dollar Question.

If like me you saw Melissa Gira Grant attempt to explain why workers rights should apply to every worker on channel Four news last night you will also have had … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A footnote on forgiveness

After Jem and myself had blogged on forgiveness this weekend I came across this piece by Karen Ingala Smith. Now, I don’t know Ms Smith, and I don’t know much … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Sunday Sermon; The other within

I was not going to do a Sunday Sermon this week, since Carters incredibly powerful post seemed to deserve the front page so to speak. But then I remembered how … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

The abuse of language

This is only my story, and others will feel differently, or have had different experiences. Make of it what you will. Desmond Tutu wrote, today, with force and style about … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

Wicked Wednesday – Just Listen

Jem’s brilliant Wicked Wednesday post here inspired me to dig out this old story and submit it to Wicked Wednesday. Thanks Jem…. The arrangements were simple. She loved her husband. … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

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