Human ocean impact – NYT maps

The New York Times published some terrifying graphics portraying the impact humanity has had on the world's oceans. (HT - John Naughton's Memex). This is chilling (click on images to find the others). Of course, we're talking big brush strokes…

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Bonfire

Bonfires are good for the land and the soul. And I think they would be good for this blog. So here are some pics from our bonfire on Saturday at my folks, where we stayed for the kids' half term.…

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Obama punditry – and the middle east crisis

OK - time now for a return to some silly, far-fetched speculative speculation which is neither here nor there, but it will give me quiet pleasure if I'm proved right. So how about this? Obama wins the Democratic nomination -…

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All Souls sermon Podcasts

Thanks to the valiant efforts of our faithful and hardworking webmaster, Pete Bowman, All Souls sermons are available as a podcast. There will be 2 - one for Sundays (available now) and in due course, a separate one for midweek.…

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Stopped in my tracks – by Ed Husain’s THE ISLAMIST

This book has courted controversy in all quarters. It's not hard to see why - read some of the different reviews linked here (which range from secular adulation to inevitable Islamist repudiation, via moderate Muslim dissatisfaction). The important thing is…

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The bloggers’ pitfalls – the death of romance

Noticed a couple of cartoons this week - both expose the blogger's self-obsessions. The Wellington Grey one is a particularly appropriate warning for the nightmare that is Valentine's Day week. The other one is from this week's Private Eye. They…

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The hors d’oeuvre – I’ll settle for that

I know, there has been a temporary hiatus in transmission in recent days - due to being in the ancient Albanian seaside town of Durrës this week for a Langham conference (more on that in another post) and therefore on…

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