1. When Argument is a Waste of Time

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    January 16, 2021 by lucieromarin

    Many of us have experienced the kind of conversation that smashes to a halt thanks to an emphatic pronouncement. Here’s …
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  2. From Waugh to Ward

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    January 4, 2021 by lucieromarin

    I’m watching Brideshead Revisited and reading Robert Hugh Benson’s The Conventionalists. I took refuge in them from a sudden need …
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  3. Why God Doesn’t Tell Us Why He Let Something Bad Happen

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    December 28, 2020 by lucieromarin

    The sparring-partner who asked me, “Why can’t God tell me why He let something bad happen?” gave the example of …
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  4. It’s Not a Crisis if It’s Always

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    July 28, 2019 by lucieromarin

    I heard a comment recently about the Church being in crisis. I realised that I have been hearing such references …
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  5. Ten Things that Aren’t Love

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    June 2, 2019 by lucieromarin

    Trauma-bonding Mutual convenience Mutual addiction Transference Countertransference Grooming behaviour (or ‘training’, if you like that word better) Groomed behaviour (or …
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  6. The Single Life is Not a Vocation – Part Two

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    May 7, 2019 by lucieromarin

    I’ve written already about why the single life is not a vocation and should not be thoughtlessly described as such. …
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  7. “Food Brings People Together”

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    April 28, 2019 by lucieromarin

    No, it doesn’t! Food brings everyone to where the food is. What happens after that is entirely up to the …
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  8. Meanwhile…

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    April 19, 2019 by lucieromarin

    …Australia’s political luminaries follow my lead! Well, not my lead exactly… Apparently there were over 5,000 people at the the …
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  9. Soap to Sanctity

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    April 18, 2019 by lucieromarin

    Surely one of the strangest creative innovations of modern times must be the decision to install pieces of plant matter …
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  10. The Bean

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    April 9, 2019 by lucieromarin

    I used to drink instant coffee. I was in my twenties, then, and my palate couldn’t distinguish between freeze-dried granules, …
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