Good Grief

My grandfather recently died and I now find myself wanting to blog about death and grief. Those of you who have been following my blogs for a while may recall that I have previously written about lamentations and joyful grief. This week I will be talking about some of the most beautiful and encouraging aspects […]

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The Power of Meandering

“The first sentence of every novel should be: ‘Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human.’ Meander if you want to get to town.” – Michael Ondaatje. This well-known quote from Ondaatje’s novel In the Skin of a Lion speaks not only to the style of writing that […]

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The Purpose of Parody

Listening to songs by Weird Al Yankovic has got me thinking about parody songs, their nature and their purpose. For those unfamiliar with Weird Al or with parody songs generally, strap yourselves in and we’ll go for a spin. The world of parody is part humour and part serious. Typically, parodies aim to make comment […]

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