Movie Review – The Cider House Rules

A review with a difference. I don’t want to particulaly go into the ins and outs of how good Michael Caine (British = always good) or Toby McGuire were. Instead I want to share a few thoughts of what this movie (and, of course, the book that it was based upon) are trying to tell […]

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spot on….

You are ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’. You takeChristmas very seriously. For you, it is areligious festival, celebrating the birth ofthe Saviour, and its current secularisationreally irritates you. You enjoy the period ofAdvent leading up to Christmas, and attend anylocal carol services you can find, as well asthe more contemplative Advent church serviceseach Sunday. You […]

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Tig, R.I.P.

Today marks the sad demise of Tiglath Pileser III, our fighting fish – known as Tig to his friends. Tig had a pampered and docile existence and yet clearly was not happy. He must have been pining for the Siamese fjords, or something. Coming from a maritime nation, I felt it best to give him […]

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Skimming the surface.

So, I just finished watching an hour of Larry King Live with Tom Cruise. Now Larry asked a lot of things but it got interested when they started to talk about Scientology. Of course Larry is a master diplomat but he never really pushed Cruise on the two big questions that really needed an answer. […]

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Anglican Stuff

It’s been quite a while since there was anything but baby stuff on this blog. But I thought it time to write some thoughts down about exactly where we’re now at as Anglicans. Over a year ago, during the controversy over the choice of Rowan Williams to be Archbishop of Canterbury, I distinctily remember turning […]

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More cool baby stuff

yeah, i know – it’s all I ever talk about. But this was awesome. Tonight we were sitting watching last night’s episode of Alias II and, for the first time, the baby kicked. So I put my hand on Jacqui’s abdomen and felt it – a light tap against the skin. But that’s not all. […]

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This can’t get any better…

So, we went to the hospital today and had another bunch of scans. The scan took quite a long time as they counted everything everywhere. We went through arms, legs (counting all the bones), spine, skull, then on to internal organs (with a fantastic view of the heart, colour enhanced to see the movement of […]

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more in India

so, here I am. Thursday and we’re more than halfway through the course. Thank you all so much for your prayers. We have almost 40 people attending and they’re getting (I hope) a good education in exposition. My colleague is running the lectures and I’m giving model expositions and helping run workshops. I’m being a […]

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