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Six Things that I’m loving about my PhD

March 9, 2010

I’ve taken it upon myself to turn Nathan’s post today into a meme.  It’s a post titled “Six things that i’m loving about college” – by college he means Seminary (for your americans), it’s a Theological College in Australian terms. Feel free to consider yourself tagged. It’s been occurring to me just how far away […]

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Living amongst Martyrs

February 28, 2010

The law says pay thy debt.The Gospel says Christ hath paid itThe law says thou art a sinner, despair and thou shalt be damned.The Gospel says thy sins are forgiven thee, be of good comfort, thou shalt be saved.The law says make amends for thy sin.The Gospel says Christ hath made it for thee,The law […]

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Observing Lent

February 17, 2010

Today is Ash Wednesday. I grew up observing Lent. Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Ashes on your forehead from the palms that had burned on the previous palm sunday. The School canteen served only fish. You gave up things you liked alot. But when I stopped going to a Catholic Church and started attending an Evangelical […]

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The Precious Light

February 11, 2010

“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a […]

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Photo #14: light in the ruins

November 15, 2009

When Sarah was visiting a couple of weeks ago we had fun exploring St Andrews together. The sky changes colour almost hourly and I’m starting to come to grips with going with the flow of the weather. Much to my chagrin I was in front of the camera more than i was behind it. The […]

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Photo # 13: calling collect for help

November 10, 2009

East Sands, St Andrews                                    

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So apparently the G20 is meeting today and not the 4th.

November 6, 2009

So apparently the G20 is meeting today and not the 4th….i was wondering why the town seemed like nothing was happening on Wednesday! As i said then… The G20 (finance ministers…) is meeting here in St Andrews today. It is a weird place like that – g20 meeting one minute, celebrity golf tournament the next, […]

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G20 is coming to the auld grey toon….

November 4, 2009

The G20 (finance ministers…) is meeting here in St Andrews today. It is a weird place like that – g20 meeting one minute, celebrity golf tournament the next, the consul general of Italy reading Dante in Italian, undergraduates wandering around in scarlet gowns on Sundays, the tourist buses that pull up outside my front door […]

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Meeting the Scots in Scotland

October 18, 2009

I almost crashed a wedding yesterday! Yep, that’s what happens when you miss the bus stop for the place you planned on exploring and end up in a little hamlet – it even had a little hamlet name – called the “Crook of Devon.” The church was in the parish of Fossoway and had one […]

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A little on Food and cultural identity

October 17, 2009

Two things reminded me today that I am not in Texas anymore. This morning I had baked beans on toast for breakfast. Their tomatoey sweetness and texture was like an old friend – one I haven’t seen for a while. I hadn’t eaten baked beans on toast for over two years. There is no coincidence […]

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