Monthly Archives: August 2013

Nun’s Story

The Community of the Sisters of the Church is an international body of women within the Anglican Communion, living under the gospel values of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, desiring to be faithful to the traditions of the Religious Life while … Continue reading

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Dream the Dream

I have a dream. That one day politicians will stop bullshiting. And one day the electorate  will be mature enough to handle the cold reality that politicians can’t do everything, cannot stop social change, cannot turn back the effects of … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Rules

One of the few scandals  I can remember of my parents short marriage was  when my father  was caught kissing the Norwegian au pair. The fact that my mother was having a full blown affair  with the German who would … Continue reading

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It Aint What You Do

  You couldn’t make it up. He is five feet nothing. His  Welsh mother is an alcoholic, his US Navy father likewise After the inevitable divorce.,he  spends time at a Welsh Comprehensive. He joins the US Army. He is an … Continue reading

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Where Were You?

  Kennedy’s Assassination.  November 22 1963.I was a deputy prefect supervising prep in the class room block. A senior prefect(Gamper?)  came over  from the main school building where they had tvs,radios, telephones and contact with the outside world and told … Continue reading

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3.10 to Palookaville

In 2001, author Elmore Leonard, who died yesterday morning at the age of 87, wrote  very simply, his ten rules for good writing.      Never open a book with weather.  Avoid prologues.  Never use a verb other than “said” to … Continue reading

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You Cant Always Get What You Want

It’s a hot day in Provence, it often is. While most of the tourists in Orange go to the Roman theatre and arch and then onto the cafes, we are in the cathedral.  We like churches, we  don’t believe  but … Continue reading

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