Evan on April 19th, 2009

Image by whiskymac People are social beings. In modern society I find it impossible to imagine how a person could lead an entirely separate existence – even if someone wanted to. And not many of us want to. For most of us our treasured moments are about connecting with others. We want to connect with […]

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Evan on April 18th, 2009

To those not wise in the ways of the blogosphere (like me) a word of explanation.  “StumbleUpon” is a place you go to vote on blog posts that you like.  (You give a thumbs up – you can also give a thumbs down for those you don’t like – but hardly anyone bothers to do […]

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Evan on April 17th, 2009

I have a guest  post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is about habits.  I think habits are a huge and very important part of our life.  They are mostly beneficial (eg. knowing how to walk, speak our language and so on). However habits can come with baggage and also lead us […]

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Evan on April 16th, 2009

Image by zappowbang At the moment I am working in a nursing home. Someone being in a nursing home usually means that they are unable to care for themselves. They are not representative of the general population of old people, but are towards the less able end of the spectrum. I have found this less […]

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Evan on April 13th, 2009

Image by crschmidt At some point, those who had never been Christians before became Christians. This meant some differences in the way they lived. The most obvious difference was the worship of a different god. (Even what this meant took a long time to figure out – if it has been. It is often remarked […]

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Evan on April 11th, 2009

This is a quick point to a very thought provoking by by JohnFW at the Storied Mind. John writes about depression and writing.  His writing is always graceful and insightful and often personally revealing.  This means that there is the occasional post that can be hard to read.  The one I’m pointing you to isn’t […]

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Evan on April 10th, 2009

Easter bunny in church Image by crschmidt Easter shows clearly the mixed roots of our Western culture I think. Bunnies and Eggs It is widely known and well established that rabbits don’t lay eggs. So how did the bunnies and the eggs get together? As I understand it, they are both symbols of new life/fertility. […]

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Evan on April 9th, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life Blog. I’m interested in what difference it makes to us when our culture changes.  Is it just superficial and a case of ’twas ever thus’.  My guess is that it makes a difference to us. The big changes I see in our culture […]

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