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by Karen Soole • | | 0 comments
I write this with a heavy heart. It is for a generation that does not want trite answers, neatly packaged in clever and amusing presentations. It is for those that have heard the 'camp' talks, and even been to Sunday School. It is for a generation that faces multiple forms of opposition to the g... read more
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I found myself groaning at an advert this weekend and grumbling that it was sexist. My horrified son rebuked me - you are not being serious are you? It wasn't as adverts go particularly offensive, it was a kind of homage to Cinderella (cleaner to princess) no doubt perfectly timed to coincide wi... read more
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The Old Vic's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is now being screened across the country at a cinema near you. It was a brilliant production which enjoyed the privilege of rave reviews for its director, its staging, and its performances. It is a harrowing evening, dark, menacing, gripp... read more
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Some things we do not easily change: our bank accounts and our washing powder are two of these. We tend to inherit our choice of brands choosing the same as our families regardless of all the advertising and special deals designed to lure us away. We don’t like changing bank accounts because it ... read more
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Disagreements. What do you make of them? They can be dangerous with serious and violent consequences; differences in religious views are a matter of life and death in some parts of the world. They can be benal and harmless; differences over whom you want to win the Great British Bake Off or this... read more
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“Education, education, education” were the words Tony Blair used to describe his priorities when he was in government. They could also be the three words that describe the dominant themes of our family’s summer: it began with exams, built up to results and now concludes with the exodus of childr... read more
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