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on Psalm 12

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] Strutting round with lies, deceit, flattery, and self-conceit – for authority, disdain, boasting falsehood...


Daily life a jolly circus, busy, dizzy, loud and raucous, zero tolerance of boredom, caught in hedonistic thraldom, bright the lights, the music...

Kids not wanting to leave … the streets?

Hard to leave the streets, the friends to whom we cling … it’s an unfamiliar, unknown risk to leave …

Bringsty Common

Three-dimensional dips and ups, carpets of dead bracken, wide-open violets peep out here and there, and the stark, bare Malvern Hills rise high: crown the horizon …

Doubt must examine evidence

[For Easter Sunday] He said he’d not believe, unless his finger in the holes could press. Jesus, unseen, observed all this … his friends had not been fooled, nor lied …


226 of my comments have received 233 Great Feedback votes

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Thought-provoking, Jean, and

Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Thought-provoking, Jean, and I can empathize with much that is on your mind. As a family, when I was growing up we didn't kiss, hug, or say 'I love you' much, but I think we were at ease with each other and had a warmth of expression in greeting...

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Posted in I Hate the Word Love

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You do seem to be able to

Posted on Mon, 05 Oct 2015

You do seem to be able to describe his thinking very naturally, and his observations, looking into the water, noticing the small life, and drifting into imaginations.
Then suddenly the tensions, mirrored a bit by his grandad's tensions. It...

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Posted in Jake Mutant - Chapter Four

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Welcome, you are new here,

Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2015

Welcome, you are new here, aren't you? You've drawn out an interesting and tender theme here.
I liked the thoughtfulness of  'As the passion that they share Crescendos with great care.'

Personally I would have liked a...

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Posted in The Embrace

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This reminded me of when my

Posted on Wed, 07 Jan 2015

This reminded me of when my son was being taught about the 'rules of composition' for music, and I worried he would lose what seemed to be spontaneous and individual intuition for what would make interesting sound. He assured me it wouldn't, but...

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Posted in The Discovered Unartist

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Trying to see where you're

Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014

Trying to see where you're coming from in this, PT. It's because of the suffering, death, sin, that God is doing something. I know we would like him to sort it all out at ths moment,  but just like the prophecies concerning his first...

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Posted in Broken Faith

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Stephen, I don't manage to

Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014

Stephen, I don't manage to dip much into the prose section, and horror and surreal isn't really my scene – I didn't even like 'Alice in Wonderland' as a child! However I did find reading this intriguing for the well-structured brevity, and the...

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Posted in Shadow Cooking

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Thanks, I appreciate your

Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Thanks, I appreciate your interest at analysis, Stephen. My background is Welsh and Welsh poetry which makes a lot of use of repetition of consonants or part words to form unbotrusive patterns to help the impact of verse. (In its technical...

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Posted in No Ties (IP)

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How tragic. I wouldn't think

Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017

How tragic. I wouldn't think that such scenarios were limited to any one political view, or any one kind of celebrity status (or none). But it demonstrates a mistaken attitude that biting and malice can give satisfaction, or 'retail high'. I...

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Posted in Mum, when?

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There is a difference between

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017

There is a difference between Heseltine losing advisory posts to the government if he is in disagreement with them, and actually punishing, trying to silence or prevent free speech, isn't there? But there is a lot of attempting to label polite,...

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Posted in Is this what our politics have become?

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Is this autobiographical,

Posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Is this autobiographical, Linda? If so, sorry to hear of  your bereavement now.

All those things never asked, and photos unknown, very striking. I take random photos from her collection into my mother-in-law. Sometimes she knows who and...

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Posted in SENSE