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The fallible god

Usually on a Tuesday I call mum. This morning, however, she didn’t answer her phone. Given the fact that I can’t text her or communicate in any way other than phone, I was forced to assume she was asleep. I … Continue reading

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Enlightenment…really?

It was Bill and Ann’s wedding anniversary today. 432 years: An amazing feat though I have no idea what the traditional gift needs to be made out of for 432 years of wedding bliss. Anyway, congratulations, Bill and Ann. Not … Continue reading

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My Story of Joan

As promised… Travelling through France and visiting churches (as I do very often) one comes across a lot of statues of St Joan, the Maid of Orléans. Like rampant St George in English churches, she looks at you, shield in … Continue reading

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Getting headless in Marrakech

Back in the 13th century, someone thought it would be a bloody good idea to send a bunch of insane Christian monks over to Muslem Marrakech and teach them the proper religion. Seriously…did someone actually think that was going to … Continue reading

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Things to be scared of

I just need to get this off my chest. I understand if it goes unread. This morning on Radio 4, there was a short piece about Islamophobia (stupid word) and how it appears to be on the increase. A recent … Continue reading

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25 years of numb

Prozac turned 25 this year. It started being sold in the US, following a fair bit of testing and a year in Belgium, in January 1988. Prozac itself is merely a brand name (like Aspirin) for Fluoxetine. Clearly that name … Continue reading

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End of days

I’m presently reading The Portable Atheist, an anthology of atheist writings collected together by the brilliant Christopher Hitchens. They date back to the ancient Greeks and end up in the here and now. They are all wonderful but one I’ve … Continue reading

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GazRant: Freedom

A couple of things have happened this week which made me wonder. Okay, that’s not exactly a rare thing as lots of things make me wonder but, even so, these created more wonderment than usual. And I feel the need … Continue reading

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Bank holiday Thursday

We woke to rain this morning. Clearly the sun is only over the Dordogne. Still, unperturbed, we set off (after a yummy French breakfast at the hotel) for the Old Town bit of Saumur followed by the chateau at the … Continue reading

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Ēostre

According to Anglo Saxon legend, the goddess Ēostre found a poor wounded bird in the forest and, to help it escape, she turned it into a hare. It hopped away, gratefully. Because it was once a bird and was now … Continue reading

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