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On the Other Hand …

A news commentator recently said, “We’ve lost the ability to disagree.”

The 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof examines issues like tradition and the mixing of competing values; the place of love in long term marriages, and the repression of Jews.  Characters are forced to examine the views of outsiders, and how their own views need to change and accommodate – often to compromise long held beliefs.

God’s voice?

How to hear the voice of God?  That’s the stirring question today.  Uncharacteristically.  These blogs are usually of a general (and random) nature, seldom addressing ‘religious’ topics.  But discerning the voice of God surely enters everyone’s thinking, even the non-religious.  If we’re honest, most of us are often listening out for guidance on big decisions, etc, from somewhere in the cosmos!  Some seek it from tea leaves or crystal balls, but the more discerning would seek voice of ‘God’. 

Easier said than done.

In your dreams …

Aren’t dreams baffling things?  And intriguing.  What are they, and why?  How are they tied into our personalities; our fears and insecurities?
Answers to these and other questions, there are not, and no one seems sure about the science, chemistry or psychology behind them.
There are theories …


Imagine being jailed for something you didn’t do. Not just an objective, academic ‘that’s-a-bit-unfair’ injustice, but the stomach-churning anguish of not being believed, of knowing you’re innocent but, with no advocate and no redress, you sit in your cell with little to think about but the irrational injustice of it all.

Or worse, on death row.

Lesson from the Laundry

Today I chose to do the washing. I could have waited a couple of days or so for better weather, but …
I looked out and saw a cloudy sky, with a small patch of blue, and a hint of the sun’s ray. But the deciding factor was the breeze. Enough to wiggle the trees.



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