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Cognitive bias

We notice the things we are looking out for.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

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How to learn the truth about ourselves (What I learned on sabbatical, Part 3)

One of the major events that Michelle and I participated in during sabbatical was the EC Pastoral Assessment Center (PAC).  It was that experience that led us to consider a sermon idea.  3,749 more words

Making the decision to take a year-long career break and travel the world

Four years ago, we started putting money away into a joint account with the hope of one day travelling the world. It’s easy to say ‘fuck it, let’s take a year out’ but it’s another thing actually doing it. 1,736 more words


Evening Prayer - 23 April 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

Our last day of Sabbatical rest

Tomorrow, Lord, we travel

Thank you for this time of rest and refreshment… 80 more words



Written while sitting outside Starbucks in the sun, surrounded by wealthy mothers with Goyard totes, sipping on a tall cold brew (in a grande cup, for maximum product!) and streaming Kacey Musgraves’ … 694 more words

Tasmania, part one

My parents arrived in Canberra a couple of days after we did. We explored the city together and used our collective intelligence to navigate the city buses. 509 more words


Bonjour Friends,

It is impossible for me to imagine that I have already been in Paris for almost a month.  The time really has flown by.  909 more words