Tag Archives: Work

Mass Emotion, Societal Repression, Collective Action

I saw an interesting documentary about the Beetles’ coming to Australia. We saw the screaming and almost hysterical devotion of the young girls who came to see them. One of the people who did this, who is now an older … Continue reading

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“Prayer-Work”, Like ‘Space-Time’ Forges Sacramental Being-before-the -face-of-God”

This week has seen me out in the garden a lot. I have been mowing the lawns, and looking to see where the pipes for our garden’s watering system go, so that we can keep the garden alive, without wasting … Continue reading

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A Mystical Experience:Making French Onion Soup

The other day, my wife came home and said “ I went to a café for lunch. We had French Onion Soup, but it was terrible. No where near like the one we had in Paris.”   Now the French … Continue reading

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How Everyone Can go Beyond “Spiritual But Not Religious”

Thinking about clichés last week, put me in mind of one more than needs some exploration.   This is the oft heard statement “Well, I’m spiritual but not religious’.   It is interesting that the form of cliché that people … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Passion From ‘Billy Elliot”

Last week I went to visit a friend of mine who is a priest in New South wales. Just in passing, he mentioned that he had told his bishop (also a friend of mine) that I would be coming. “That … Continue reading

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Beginning Again With a Young Horse Speaks to Me In Retirement of Humility

Today I went riding again. My friend, who has the horses made the following suggestion “Here is Hattie. Would you like to be responsible for training her? She does not work ‘on the bit’ yet, but she needs work of … Continue reading

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What Happens If We Only Have Honorary Clergy?

I have been thinking in retirement about the future of the Church: “So tell me something I don’t know’ I hear you say! But the other day, I thought of something new, sort of. Here is the context. When I … Continue reading

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