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Ray's Blog: October 2016

A Second Dark Age? What Little People Can Do

‘We are entering a second dark age’ began Stewart Lee in his article on Brexit in the UK’s Observor newspaper, ‘but the light that flickers on the screens of our iPhones, from a five second clip of a dog sliding on some ice, is blinding us to the encroaching blackness....
Posted at 10:01am on 31st October 2016

A Sense Of Place

'On the Edge' was the theme of this year's Berwick-Upon-Tweed Literary Festival. Read all about it on This town is on the edge of both England and Scotland, and of land and sea. What the organisers did not realise is how, in one event after another, the importance of...
Posted at 03:25am on 24th October 2016

The Abba And The Rabbi

The parish at Gympie, Queensland began their pilgrimage to Lindisfarne, Whitby and Iona with a long week-end at The Open Gate. They were loving hosts to me last year. Their parish priest, Father Andrew, reminds me of the Abbas of old-time monastic churches. He is totally human, and does not...
Posted at 03:52am on 18th October 2016

Business And Politics

I asked an Explorer who is a business person in Canada to suggest ways in which our Way of Life might be applied to business. He has sent a feast of material, from The Daily Routines of Geniuses by Sarah Green Carmichael, a senior editor at Harvard Business Review to...
Posted at 01:23am on 12th October 2016

Treading Borderlands

People from four countries made their way to a Michaelmas Retreat on Borderland Spirituality at our Holy Island Retreat House. By some divine synchronicity this co-incided with my imminent move to a new house at Berwick Upon Tweed which is on the border between England and Scotland.

We explored...

Posted at 11:32am on 4th October 2016
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