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The Ultimate Adventure

Whatever your spiritual belief, you may have noticed how this time of year so often is marked by a heightened sense of emotion and the imminence of change: it is about revelation and history, suffering and wonder, finding freedom and moving forward. 
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A Kingfisher's Tale

Outside my home the River Wye falls steeply into its valley, cascading noisily as it does so over great and ancient stones on the river bed, reminders of the seas and ice that once covered this land.  The river, at this point in the Upper Wye Valley is never still and always vocal as it […]
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Lessons from a Mole

For three wet days, a mole ran up and down the soggy drive looking for food and gathering nesting material, her tunnel flooded but a nest needed.  Creatures of the dark, moles only rarely emerge into the light.
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Travellers of the Fields

Many wonders come with winter, among them bird visitors such as redwing, waxwing, and fieldfares sweeping across our cold skies in search of fruits and berries.
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2023: a Year of Shades, Light and Hope

The sun was late to rise this morning, and it was good to see the long night penetrated, at last, by light. We would miss the sun if it were not there: where there is light there is hope, and the knowing that all is well.
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The Path to Everything

The path from my home to the world beyond winds through billowing hedgerows and ancient oak trees, past wild-bee tree hives and sleepy bat roosts until it joins a long yew hedge leading down to the lane and the great River Wye below.  Civilisation is not so far away, but it feels far distant and […]
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The Supportive Hand of God

It is sobering to consider how far the movement of cosmic energy corresponds with what happens in our human world.  I wonder sometimes if our lives are a shadowy, illusory reflection of the immense complexity of divine design or, more prosaically, a physical reality influenced by the position of celestial bodies.  The truth may be […]
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Schadenfreude

It is no coincidence that questions about integrity and principles are preoccupying the public at all levels in the UK, the USA and many other countries besides as revelations about public figures and public bodies emerge shockingly: virtue signallers are proving to be not so virtuous, and more scandal is to come yet.
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Fiery July

You may have known many Julys in your life, and, if you live in the north of the world, your memory of those summer times year after year may be of preparing for holidays, languid heat and school exams, the winding down of institutional life and skeleton staffing in offices, trips to the seaside and […]
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Encouragement from Wild Bees

Some of you, I know, are beekeepers.  You may have honey bees which provide you with wonderful honey, or you may have wild bees that live high in a tree hive that is never touched, for their honey is theirs.  Either way you will know the joy and responsibility that comes from being the guardian […]
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