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Riots in England August 2011


Wow, what a weekend - you've probably read about it the newspaper, seen the video on youtube. There is a lot of questions to be asked, one for me right now is on the theme on memes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme). How quickly ideas can spread, yes the intention of this was not good, it was not leading towards wholesome actions but the speed of which it is spreading is amazing. Its like we have this potential as human beings to affect one another and we wait and we wait and then all of a sudden it explodes.

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The perfect summer (Reflection for Pentecost)


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The other week whilst visiting a friends house, I was watched Robson Green in a series called Wild swimming, it was the second part of the series. There where two very poignant clips for me one where he swims across Corryvreckan whirlpool located between the islands of Scarba and Jura in Scotland; and then on to Holy Island, where he goes into shock. He use the swim to look at identity and family after just losing father, for me there is a unusual vulnerability with this program.

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Reflection for Holy Week (3): A lasting echo


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This is a long interview 15 minutes but well worth the listen.
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Reflection for Holy Week (2): A Body of Nails


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About a month ago I watched the film Inception. It raises many philosophical question, in a similar way as Matrix did, about life, who we are and what is reality?   It has some sub themes around how thoughts influence the world, perceptions, and how running anyway from what you don't like just makes it worse in the end. Like you get a red car and all of a sudden you keep seeing red cars everywhere.

 I wont bother you with a review about the film, here are some links.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/jul/15/inception-review