Quotations

Don’t Be First, Be True

Excellent from Denzel Washington, calling on journalists to step up to their responsibility not to be first, but to be true:  –//– Click here to receive updates, and hear first about new projects

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Becoming Conscious of the ‘Other Other’ [3]

Other Other [1] |  Other Other [2] In the previous two posts I’ve been trying to tease out some of the issues being engaging ‘the other’ – especially the problem of there being ‘other others’ who we may not have considered when we act. One response to the exponentially expanding series of others is to

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Snow and Strangers and TAZ [2]

As the snow continues to fall, a continuation of the extract from ‘Other‘: Christmas had long passed when the snow fell, but those few February days were picture-postcard scenes of winter and as we trudged through snowy woods near the house I was reminded of the carol: Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast

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Snow and Strangers – TAZ excerpt from Other

With the current snowy and icy conditions in the UK I thought I’d post an extract from ‘Other’ which links the huge snowfalls we’ve had in the past couple of winters to the idea of TAZ which is one of the central themes of ‘Other‘ – a welcome addition to anyone’s Christmas present pile, heartily

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The Problem with Digital Culture [1]: Too Much, Too Fast

I’ve been reading The Shallows – How the Internet is Changing How We Think, Read and Remember and led a discussion about the effects of digital culture on our brains for our 6th Form yesterday. It was actually a very interest debate, which took in the printing press, Shakespeare, violence, gaming and, most importantly, speed

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Movements or Institutions? | A New Kind of Christianity

Been really enjoying Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity. In the concluding chapter he outlines what this new sort of Christianity might look like, and in one section suggests at a denominational level that churches ‘develop a theology of institutions.’ What he says is interesting in the light of the short series

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Mashing Up Text [3] | Hold On, Isn’t That The Qur’an?

[ Mash Up 1 ] [ Mash Up 2 ] In the previous two posts I’ve been trying to explore what our relationship is to text, especially when the text we are reading is ‘too comfortable’. David Shields has been trying to shock people into re-thinking what next for literature in his manifesto, Reality Hunger,

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Mashing Up Text [1] | Reality Hunger

[ Mash Up 2 ] [ Mash Up 3 ] In case you missed it, there has been something of a storm raging in some parts of the world of letters over David Shields’ new book: Reality Hunger. Why? Because in this brave manifesto, he takes on the future of literature by means of ‘some

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