From the monthly archives:

October 2005

The Art of Politics

by Bene Diction on October 31, 2005

Why?
It took editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich 13 hours to draw this.
I respect The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for running it.
I respect them for offering it in a download for a closer look.
And I respect them for opening up the comment section.
The reaction has been predictable.
There are people who have commented thoughtfully.
Mostly the comment section [...]

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Can you get married in heaven?

by Richard on October 31, 2005

A daft joke from maggi dawn.
It cheered me up!

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An Architectural Photoblog

by Mike on October 30, 2005

I think I aggravated a few sensitivities when I suggested in my last post that Swansea is an ugly city. Maybe it’s not entirely true; there are indeed some fine examples of architecture from different periods in the city’s history. Here’s one of them.

St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Swansea

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on October 30, 2005

God of all power, and truth, and grace,
Which shall from age to age endure,
Whose word, when heaven and earth shall pass,
Remains and stands for ever sure;
That I thy mercy may proclaim,
That all mankind thy truth may see,
Hallow thy great and glorious name,
And perfect holiness in me.
Thy sanctifying Spirit pour,
To quench my thirst, and make me [...]

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Lobby for Trade Justice

by Richard on October 29, 2005

Mass Lobby for Trade Justice at Westminster, Wednesday 2 November
From The Methodist Church of Great Britain
As crucial world trade talks approach in December, join thousands of others at parliament to meet your MP and demand that the UK Government delivers trade justice - not free trade. It’s vital that governments at World Trade Organisation talks [...]

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A brief thought on prayer

by Richard on October 28, 2005

How and why should we pray? It seems to me that lots of Christians are beset with problems about their prayers. They wonder why they don’t get the answers they are looking for. They feel guilty because they’ve heard it suggested that the failure of their prayer is their own fault. They aren’t praying earnestly [...]

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Harriet Miers steps aside

by Richard on October 27, 2005

This must be a blow to George Bush. Perhaps the only surprise should be that it has taken so long. After all, George seems to be the only one who thought her nomination was a good idea.
Update: Dean says:
It is my hope that Harriet Miers, by nobly putting her Nation and her President above her [...]

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iBelieve

by Richard on October 27, 2005

Shuffle not included, sadly.
via jonnybaker

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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

by Richard on October 27, 2005

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: what can I say? It’s genius.
But I’d love to know what was said in a deleted message on the IMDB forum headed “this movie is evil and against Christ”. What can they have meant?

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The Wikablog - another new wiki

by Richard on October 27, 2005

The Wikablog is a wiki about blogs, not like the BlogWiki but rather a directory of blogs compliled by users.
It’s early days but it will be interesting to see how this one develops.
Thanks to the cartoon Blog

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Scripture & Sexuality

by Richard on October 27, 2005

The Archbishop of Wales has some wise words.
via maggi dawn

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Writing Tools

by Richard on October 27, 2005

Fifty Writing Tools from Ian’s Messy Desk.

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A couple of slices of fruitcake

by Richard on October 27, 2005

WorldNetDaily: Why I believe in Creation
The evolutionists insist the dinosaurs lived millions and millions of years ago and became extinct long before man walked the planet.
I don’t believe that for a minute. I don’t believe there is a shred of scientific evidence to suggest it. I am 100 percent certain man and dinosaurs walked the [...]

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Ups and downs

by Richard on October 27, 2005

Ups
Meeting up with Dave Warnock the other day. He’s every bit as splendid a fellow in real life as he is on his blog. Amongst other things, we talked about the possibilities for what I think we will be an exciting little project. Watch this space.
Downs
Just discovered that the emails I thought I’d sent before [...]

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Welcome back

by Richard on October 27, 2005

I wondered what had happened to ‘the Gutless Pacifist’. Maybe you did, too. After taking a bit of time out, he makes a very welcome return as Padre Complex. Hooray!

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Home again, home again

by Richard on October 26, 2005

I’m safely returned from a half-term break spent in North Wales, much refreshed despite what seemed a very long journey back. We’ve received October’s monthly average rainfall in the last few days, and haven’t we known about it! North/South routes in Wales are fairly narrow and twisty, making driving a bit interesting when it [...]

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An Autumnal Photoblog

by Mike on October 26, 2005

It might be an ugly city, but there are some lovely places in Swansea, as I hope regular readers of this blog have witnessed. So, seeing as i’m too lazy to write anything, here’s another pic.

Singleton Park, Swansea

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Wilma’s Wild Ride

by Ivan the Crank on October 25, 2005

Sunday night we made room for both cars in our garage, brought in all loose objects and prepared for the fringes of yet another hurricane. Fortunately, here in our part of Florida, we only had to deal with near tropical storm force winds and rain, but no major damage. South Florida, including my [...]

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Penrhyn bay

by Richard on October 24, 2005

Penrhyn bay

Originally uploaded by connexions.

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Adios until 2006!

by Joel on October 23, 2005

One of the many things I learned at GodBlogCon05 was of a strong concensus against blogging anonymously or using pseudonyms. That learning has stuck with and convicted me to the extent that I have decided to reveal that Joel Thomas, while my real name, isn’t my entire real name. Originally, at [...]

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