Forgiveness or Restitution?

“Forgiveness” is a word that’s been in the news a lot lately – people talk about forgiving mass murderers. What do you think about that? I think it would be good if the country was as forgiving of the folks who were upset down in Ferguson. If the country was as forgiving of the people […]

i don’t wanna be a special snowflake

“I was raised up believing I was somehow unique Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see And now after some thinking, I’d say I’d rather be A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me.” – Helplessness Blues* – Fleet Foxes At the end of December, the Washington […]

from the other blog… on abundance.

I’m still writing the occasional post for the blog about the books my faith-and-science reading group are reading. The latest book was Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter H Diamandis and Steven Kotler.   Here’s an extract of my thoughts: ‘What is abundance?’ It is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary: (1) A large […]

going back to not quite the same place

For those who haven’t noticed, I’m in Mumbai at the moment, at a conference I’ve been a part of organising. It’s been a journey that started a couple of years ago, but became really real to me last May, when I came out here to meet some of the people involved, see the city and […]