Monthly Archives: August 2015

Introducing ‘Xem’ at The University of Tennessee

Relationships. Gender equality. Gender uncertainty. I wrote quite recently about the high number of young people who admitted in a survey (in the UK) to a degree of uncertainty about their sexual preferences… ‘The Inbetweeners’. Hot on its heels comes … Continue reading

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Deja Vu?

Fifteen years ago, I walked into our training cabin at the top of our yard for the first time. It wasn’t ‘our’ yard at that point, but “Dave’s dad’s” yard. Ivo and Pete (Dave’s brother) were in residence already and … Continue reading

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LGTB – A Different Christian View

Hot on the heels of my rant about the ‘Grace’ church in Seattle and its ferociously homophobic pastor and his wife comes news of a church much closer to us here, in North Carolina, which stands up to be counted … Continue reading

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By the ‘Grace’ of God…

That ‘wonderful’ God-fearing  ‘compassionate’ community in Seattle known as the Grace Church, renowned for the anti-gay activities of its pastor and his wife, Ryan and Katy Faust, has apparently launched a board game entitled ‘Chase the Homos Around the World’. … Continue reading

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Result!!

Yes, that is a pretty good result, but that wasn’t quite what I meant. I mean that we have persuaded our friends Leon and Dane to venture out on the circus circuit for four weeks as part of our ‘troupe’. … Continue reading

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Five-a-Side Games

Well, there’s rather more than 5-a-side in that ‘scrum’, but it’s the best ‘(ir)relevant’ opening picture I can find! Got rid of the kids… Son Leo is sleeping over with his new Dutch friend Tjark – Leo is fascinated by … Continue reading

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Meet the ‘Inbetweeners’

I’ve stolen the title of today’s post from London’s ‘The Times’ newspaper of today’s date, August 18th… I devour the on-line version avidly for sensible news of home (UK) which it is impossible to get from US news media. The … Continue reading

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‘You Can’t Please All of the People’ – Ever!

‘ Methinks I ask too many questions. Because you get too many contradictory answers! In the last few posts I’ve tried to respond to issues raised (mainly by e-mail)…‘That grey writing is hard to read against a grey background’…OK, so … Continue reading

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No Shortcuts!

This picture, sent to me by a Facebook friend, has a delicious irony. But first let me say that it might not be the driver’s fault – the level of the pavement does tend to rise up with road maintenance … Continue reading

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Let The Bad Times Begin?

Not for nothing do I start this post with a guy looking miserable! A recent correspondent who lives not all that far from us and decided to make himself known to me by e-mail (gymacrobat@gmail.com) – welcome, dude – surprised … Continue reading

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