Evan on March 31st, 2008

  Image by dcJohn Our lives are fairly predictable in some ways.  The floor will be there when we get up in the morning.  The same brand of coffee will taste the same.  People will usually respond in roughly the same way to a polite greeting.  They will almost always stick to the road rules.  […]

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Evan on March 28th, 2008

Image by Dazzie D This post started as a friend and I talking about our childhoods, which were a bit unusual for Australians.  I won’t talk about theirs, because I haven’t asked their permission, but I’ll explain a little bit about mine. I grew up in Evangelical Christianity.  This was unusual in Australia – in […]

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Evan on March 27th, 2008

Many thanks to Barbara who alerted me to the fact that many of you may not have been seeing the graphic on my blog posts.  It turns out to be an Internet Explorer problem.  So, if you’ll all just leave the evil empire (Microsoft) and change to Mozilla . . . Seriously, I’m sorting it […]

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Evan on March 27th, 2008

Lily Casura writes a blog for war veterans. Lily writes from the US but deals with the issues which all veterans need to deal with. Lily and I met through Facebook – we share an interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and so forth). Especially in a particular kind of Traditional Chinese Medicine that is […]

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Evan on March 24th, 2008

This is just a quick post for all you Discworld fans. Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with Alzheimers.  He has donated something like 500,000 british pounds to Alzheimers research.  His fans are trying to match this figure.  There are various ways to donate to what is a very worthy cause. You can donate to the […]

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Evan on March 23rd, 2008

Image by PCP.Senthil Kumar Part Two: Resurrection “Having it all” does not lead to happiness. This is the start of the Easter message. (There is a very funny website about this – satirising our consumer culture; and especially the desire to fix everything with a pill – called Havidol (avafynetyme HCl) – when more is […]

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Evan on March 21st, 2008

Image by Clinton Steeds Part One: Death. Death to self is a major theme in christian theology.  In the churches I grew up in this was succinctly summarised in the saying, “The trouble with sin is that it has “I” in the centre”. The christian tradition, along with many other spiritual traditions, is hostile to […]

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Evan on March 20th, 2008

Image by soham_pablo John from the pageless book has started this idea, which I thought would be fun. He has invited me to name ten people as the patron saint of something. Here are my ten. 1. PG Wodehouse. The patron saint of humour. He is the writer who invented Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. He […]

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