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Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy Intensive 3

I have just finished the third of our ‘intensives’ for my Chaplaincy course I’m doing through Alphacrucis College. These are 3-day teaching sessions which really are quite intense but it has served to inspire me and show that the struggles I’ve been having trying to find a placement for my internship are not unusual, everyone […]

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Blogging

Colophon

I’ve made a very deliberate choice to avoid any Google products/services on this site. This does mean I pay good money for fonts and analytics, but that’s what I believe in. Typography I am using custom fonts from the Klim Type Foundary in Wellington, New Zealand. The sans serif font is Karbon and the serif […]

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Reading

2019 Reading

Books I have read in 2019 This list is in the order that I finished these books. River of Blood: Tales of the Waiatoto by John Breen 6/10. A history of cattle farming and other adventures in the Waiatoto river system of south Westland near Haast. A tough country farmed by rugged individuals. My Dad […]

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Poetry

Poems I read in 2019

Poems that I have read in 2019: Poems marked with ★ are ones I particularly enjoyed. The Stairs at Korcula by William Bronk (Selected Poems). On Credo Ut Intelligans by William Bronk (Selected Poems). ★ ★ Grain of her Voice by Susan Wardell (Landfall 235). ★ The Beekeepers by Ruth Corkill (Landfall 235). ★ ★ […]

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Everyday Life

Digital decluttering

In order to clear the way for fresh projects in 2019 I am currently in the process of cleaning up my digital clutter. I have files, photos and folders all over the place. Some is on my computer at work, some on a laptop at home, some on external drives, memory sticks, Dropbox – it’s […]

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Journal

New year update

Another new year with it’s own list of goals, hopes and anxieties. I have made (and am still refining) some particular goals for this year, though I will focus on trying to put them into action rather than going on about them here. I also have a handful of anxieties, particularly with regard to my […]

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Poetry

Poems I read in 2018

Poems that I have read in 2018: Ogre by Emma Neale (Spark). Spell by Emma Neale (Spark). Lucky dip by Emma Neale (Spark). Renewal by Emma Neale (Spark). Going to sleep by Emma Neale (Spark). Ride to Banburry Cross by Emma Neale (Spark). Mirror by Emma Neale (Spark). The science fair by Emma Neale (Spark). […]

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Reading

Recalibrating my reading

Back in November 2011 I published a list of books I wanted to read. Looking at that list now seven years later, I am dismayed at how few of those books I have actually completed reading since then. From a list of 85 books that I claimed I wanted to read, I have read a […]