Category Archives: Social

Suffering – why is there so much pain in the Universe?

Hold on! We don’t know whether there’s any life in the rest of the universe, so let’s just stick with earth. First question – do all life forms on earth feel pain? To make the answer easier we can put … Continue reading

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Unseen Manchester

We walk Manchester streets, eyeing shop windows – not noticing that just round the corner is the hidden gem of St Mary’s, the oldest Roman Catholic church in Manchester. Originally built in 1794 in a poverty stricken slum area, it’s … Continue reading

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Bardsey Island – near but not near enough

Bardsey Island, the Island of Bards.  In Welsh, Ynys Enlli, the Island of the Tides, often called the island of saints as 20,000 are reputed to be buried here.  A pity the weather was too poor on my visit to … Continue reading

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How Charmingly Sweetly We Sing

Here’s our ladies’ choir getting ready for a performance in the local church hall. Yes, we’re mainly a bit long in the tooth, but that doesn’t affect our tone – we’ve been charming all kinds of groups for over 40 … Continue reading

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