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See You Mate!(0)

April 1, 2020

On a stunningly beautiful day I took the train to Waikanae. As we passed a millpond-calm sea, sparkling in the sun, a young man and a senior citizen struck up a conversation. It seems they did not know each other, but the older man remarked on the lovely day and the younger one replied by saying that he was looking forward to walking home from the train.… More

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R.I.P. Death of a Computer

 

 

It’s still magic, even if you know how it’s done.

– Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015

A Hat Full of Sky

 

 

Artwork by Felicity Ann Nettles

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

– Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008
British science writer and inventor

Profiles of the Future

It was a quiet summer morning in 2018.… More

The Holiness of the Catholic Church

Symbols of hope

Some years ago I visited the new cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. I was struck by the multi-coloured woven banners, each about five metres high, decorating both side walls and depicting saints of all the Americas, north, south and central.… More

Of Choice and of Discernment

Prayerful Reflection with the movie The Children Act

If the movie Of Gods and Men (2010) illustrates perfectly what is meant by ‘group discernment’, then The Children Act (2018) can be said to illustrate perfectly how ‘choice’ on a personal level is not necessarily discernment.… More


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