Germaine Greer’s ‘On Rape’

Since the 1960s and 70s, sexual agency has not been the same. Relationships between men and women have altered significantly; with the decline in marriage, the rise of co-habitation, pornography, abortion and what appears also to be a rise in rape, and legal issues around what constitutes rape. This new frontier of sexual ethics is... Continue Reading →

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Some Thoughts On Relating to People with Dementia (in a philosophically complex way with little scientific rigour & research)

Photo by Daniel Watson on Pexels.com Throughout my experience working in various dementia-specific units, I have been perplexed as to how some people remember things about me. What they don't remember about me is my name, or where I come from. But they do remember my face and rituals in relating that we go through.... Continue Reading →

No fresh thoughts on Singleness

Some friends of mine recently encouraged me to write some thoughts on my experience of 'singleness'. Much of what I write may appear cynical, but these are earnest thoughts. It comes from a place of great failure, but also of great joy. The greatest prize is God himself. No person can be more than that and... Continue Reading →

No Man is an Island

No man is an island, Entire of itself; Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, As well as if a promontory were: As well as if a manor of thy friend's Or of thine own were.... Continue Reading →

The Birds

At work we've got this birdcage, which from one point of view is fantastic therapy. Looking at the birds is a nice distraction, however it also means someone has to clean up the poo all over the large cage; change the water; food; and provide additional maintenance. It's all a fuss. Anyway, I decided to... Continue Reading →

Karl Barth on Man-made Religion

"Our relation to God is ungodly. We suppose that we know what we are saying when we say “God.” We assign to him the highest place in our world: and in so doing we place him fundamentally on one line with ourselves and with things. We assume that he needs something: and so we assume... Continue Reading →

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