Monthly Archives: June 2014

Berdyaev and Religious Freedom

During my quiet week, I leave you with this meditation on freedom by the great Russian philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev, one of my favourites. I scanned this text from the book I have owned for many years. I suspect that most … Continue reading

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A Nasty Aftertaste

Sometimes, we open a bottle of wine and begin to discover the liquid sealed inside the bottle for many years. We usually anticipate something out of this world as we sniff the cork and leave the bottle to breathe for … Continue reading

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Affluence on the Aulne

Further from my article on the Route du Sable, I went to the association’s Facebook page after the closure of registrations. Everything is in – L’Aulne connaîtra un record d’affluence … The Aulne (name of the river from the Rade … Continue reading

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An Interesting Write-Up

My article of yesterday The Quest for Recognition and Respectability has had something of a write-up by John Beeler in Splinter churches’ quest for recognition and respectability. He took me up on my own observation that the fate of the TAC … Continue reading

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Route du Sable

I am beginning my preparations for going away for the Petertide weekend at the end of this month. I began some months ago with my registration in a major sail & oar gathering at the western tip of Brittany called … Continue reading

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My Spanish Sister Ship on the Water

This video is hot out of the camera: Juan de la Fuente has modified some of my rigging on his boat. See Mirror rigged Tabur 320 (2). For example the side shrouds are adjustable, where my forestay is adjustable and … Continue reading

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American Insularity

I’m going to have to be daring with this article, because it is about the ignorance of very large numbers of people on matters that threaten the very notion of democracy and freedom. I’m not insinuating anything about Michael Frost, … Continue reading

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The Quest for Recognition and Respectability

I lived through this whole thing with the TAC and the illusion we entertained that we were going to get an instant fix from Pope Benedict XVI and suddenly become “respectable”. It was a big wave to ride on in … Continue reading

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My Sister Ship is in Spain

I have corresponded with a Spanish amateur sailor, Juan de la Fuente, who has the same boat as I have. He has experimented with different rigs, but finally he has rigged his boat in the same way as mine. I … Continue reading

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Avignon in Rome?

In history, there have been many times when there was such a mess in the Church that there were two or more Popes on the go at any one time. There are lists of universally recognised Popes and those called … Continue reading

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