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Learning to forgive yourself 

I shared last week about the loss of our son Jamie and the way our lives as a family were changed forever. In the weeks and months after Jamie died, our pastor John Mosey was a wonderful friend. 499 more words

Christianity

Oxenholme (station)

atop a hill overlooking Kendal
since 1847
a man in a fisherman's sweater, flatcap 
and ratty old field-bag
rain or shine

discordant symphony of aging tannoys
pending arrival
12:17 
from Euston Station
London

assortment of raven colored taxis
parked half on the sidewalk
half in the lane
some with fares booked
others hopeful

final horn warning of arrival
Brit Rail Mark III
coming to rest
an electric hum
the heartbeat of modern travel

slipping away from the station
heading north for Edinburgh,
black umbrella,
calling points Carlisle, Lockerbie, Haymarket
it didn't really matter
Creative Writing

Two scone day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  I like canals and bridges and his picture of the Trent and Mersey Canal has both.

It was a very cool and windy day today, with not a drop of sunshine to brighten things up at all so I was more than pleased to welcome Dropscone round for scones and coffee.  410 more words

Flowers

Neither government comes out well from the revelations about the springing of the Lockerbie bomber.

Call me naive, but the tale of how Adelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was bought and sold for British oil is shocking, not just because of the cynical avarice of the UK government but the fact the SNP government appears to have wanted a piece of the action. 688 more words

Terrorism

Barack Obama says Libya was 'worst mistake' of his presidency

Barack Obama says Libya was ‘worst mistake’ of his presidency

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Greg Lance – Watkins
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eMail: Greg_L-W@BTconnect.com

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Hi,

it is hard, if not impossible, to disagree with Obama’s feelings regardimng his folly in Libya which together with the shamefull actions of David Cameron & cronies led to the gratuitous murder of Murmar Gaddaffi and the destabilisation of the region that continues to date. 1,570 more words

The new nature of terror -1970s and today

Hi everyone,

on a more painful topic today. I have seen several articles from major outlets, just like the one from The Telegraph, trying to put the attacks of recent days and weeks into some kind of a perspective. 482 more words

Europe

Hidden in Plain Sight

We had the good fortune to spend New Year in Edinburgh this year, thanks to the loan of a New Town flat, and among the many cultural delights which we enjoyed was a visit to the National Galleries’ current exhibition… 897 more words

Culture And Policy, Scotland