Echoes from Eternity 2. R. S. Thomas

R. S. Thomas, I imagine, would not necessarily have had much time for me. I don't really know why I think that (and I'm probably committing a gross calumny), but there's a severity and pointedness to his writing which suggests…

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Friday Fun 47: Skomer Puffins

Trying to write in the wonderfully balmy sun of Pembrokeshire this week has been a struggle! But I’m not complaining. it’s been a joy to be down here, heatwave and all. But I’m particularly thankful to have got out for half a day yesterday to visit Skomer Island at last (been coming to Dale for years, but this was a first). So here is some jollity from the delightful puffins of Skomer. What fun they are… (more…)

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West Wales Winds and Waves

Oh what joy to be by the sea over New Year. Here are a few happy snaps…

Especially good to have had an amazing sunset on New Year’s Day itself, after a couple of very overcast days. Just click on any of them for the rest.

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A day in the life of The Hookses

While studying and writing talks for our All Souls week away next month, I’ve been getting up out of my chair every 5-10 minutes taking photos of exactly the same view. All day. Slightly bonkers you might think – and some will wonder how I get anything done. Well, fair question I suppose. But actually I’ve got the sort of will-o’-the-wisp mind that constantly needs interaction with different things. So bizarre as it may seem, I work best when juggling different things. (more…)

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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 30 (March 2011)

Sacred Treasure A great deal has happened since - but it is definitely worth reading this remarkable letter from Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis, Bishop of Egypt, about the situation there (written on 2nd Feb). Tim Challies has a nice potted…

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Summer 09: Natural Abstracts Captured

Well, we're back - and my brain is positively bulging with potential posts. I can sense the excitement you're feeling from here. Anyway, before getting onto some more worthy stuff, I've been photographically struck by a wide range of natural…

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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 7 (Apr 2009)

Sacred Treasure Carson on the New Perspective(s) on Paul - have been listening to these 3 from RTS on iTunesU. REALLY helpful. If you've not discovered RTS' stuff there's a lot of treasure to sift through. Some naughty sacred treasure…

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