The day after Shrove Tuesday (a la Pancake day) is Ash Wednesday. It seems that this is either noted in ecclesial circles with an Ash Wednesday Service including the Ashes or is forgotten about altogether. It may not have strict biblical foundations but it can be seen as providing symbolic resonance to the start of…Read more Ashing to Go?
What a liberating time! To talk openly about death, those issues which are generally taboo. How times have changed. Why are we so reticent to talk about death? Here are some thoughts I have gained recently. Grief over the years Fifteen percent of all babies died before their first birthday in the Victorian age, and…Read more Death Café
On 4th May 1999 an aircraft took off from the capital and started to climb. It slowly circled the limits of the city, eventually reaching the upper twenty thousands of feet altitude. It continued to orbit, searching, defending its land. For that is what its role was, to defend the homeland. A singleton aircraft, on…Read more Remembrance 2018
It has been a strange week. We have been waiting upon a rotary washing line to be delivered so we can make good on this Yorkshire breeze which frequents this valley. To purchase one and await delivery is very 'modern' I suppose. Sadly over the past month my debit card has been 'scammed', the details…Read more Bread & Debit Cards