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Haunted Geography – Nic Hughes

On Monday I learnt the sad news of the loss of a dear and special man, Nic Hughes. Husband, Father, Designer, Thinker, Inspiration, and Friend… Nic will be sorely missed by those that had the joy of knowing him and his easy smile; a smile which invited; a smile which spoke of warmth and sensitivity; […]

RS Thomas

Poetry evening last friday.. fantastic. Discussing RS Thomas, with a bunch of lovely and clever people. R.S. Thomas (1913–2000) Via Negativa Why no! I never thought other than That God is that great absence In our lives, the empty silence Within, the place where we go Seeking, not in hope to Arrive or find. He […]

Standing in the Long Now

Greenbelt, like a worn and cracked vase that has stood on the shelf for so long that you cannot ever remember it not having been there.. standing in the long now. Through times of joy and tears, pain and hope, it has served, refreshed, enabled inspiration and sometimes decay.. it is a part of who […]


Having been Inspired by the premier performance of his composition on the same novel, James MacMillan has caused me to finally read Silence by Shusaku Endo. A reluctant and unresolved Japanese Catholic, Endo tells the story of two seventeenth-century missionaries attempting to shore up the oppressed Japanese Christian movement. Father Rodrigues has come to Japan […]