philosophy

Listening to your own voice

July 15, 2018 0 Comments
Listening to your own voice

I have a memory of making a cassette recording of my granny, on one of our summer visits to Ayr in the 1960s, reciting a poem by Robert Burns. Burns was born and brought up in Alloway, just down the road, and Granny had a natural feel for his language and his verse, and she […]

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What if it’s true?

June 19, 2017 0 Comments
What if it’s true?

The Baptists of Mumbles have a way with words.  Outside their chapel, on the corner of Langland Road,  a glass-fronted box attached to two buttresses contains a large poster.  The posters, which change every three or four weeks, have become famous, in the pages of the South Wales Evening Post if not beyond, for their […]

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Are angels real?

February 5, 2017 1 Comment
Are angels real?

Walking through Mumbles a few weeks ago I glanced up at the noticeboard on the Christadelphian ecclesia (Mount Zion Hall) advertising the topic for the next meeting.  Normally the wording takes the form of ‘What does the Bible say about x?’, where ‘x’ is a current concern, like adultery or climate change or the colour purple.  On […]

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‘Me, myself and I’ (slight reprise)

June 17, 2016 1 Comment
‘Me, myself and I’ (slight reprise)

Since writing about Billie Holiday’s song Me, myself and I, the question of ‘who is I?’ has been gnawing away inside my mind.  A couple of weeks ago I picked up a second-hand book in Thirsk that’s turned the gnawing into a gnashing.  The book is called Into the silent land, and it’s by a […]

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