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I have seen my mother, sisters and beloved over years. They spend a lot of energy keeping friendships going that men generally do not. There appears to be a sense that you must be a good woman, a Lady, and your reputation matters. Because it does. The Samaratan was drawing water not at the times […]

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The good editors at Social Matter note that Hopkins is underrated and prolific. But not all are sonnets, and not all appeal to my ears. This does. To R. B. Tbe fine delight that fathers thought; the strong Spur, live and lancing like the blowpipe flame, Breathes once and, quench├Ęd faster than it came, Leaves […]

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One of the great errors the Presbyterian Church made is that it over valued education. This might sound odd, but the insistence that all ministers of the gospel attend a theological college and have training meant that when the universities began to worship research and not teaching the errors taught increased to the point that […]

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Sydney considered those who did not see the stars as causing issues on this world as fools, for great causes great effects procure/and know those bodies high reign on the low. Sydney may be wiser than the modern man, for he considers that there are causes, and reasons, and that we are driven by things […]

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The lectionary is taking us through Acts and it is almost as if I am reading the local news in parallel. The Authorities are trying to regulate speech and make us quiet, silent, timorous. Mice. Because there are threats, because there are those who will heckle and fight. The social media comments that forced Massey […]

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