Monthly Archives: September 2012

Photograph of the day: Quaint 15th. century cottage on the west bank of the River Conwy, Wales

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This is rather good and well worth a listen: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson performs her song ’5 Seconds’

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Writers’ quote of the day: Ray Bradbury, Alfred Hitchcock and James Scott Bell on why fiction is not real life

‘Fiction is not reality!  Fiction is the stylized rendition of reality for an emotional effect . . . Reality is boring.  Reality is not drama.  Reality is to be avoided at all costs.  “We must stay drunk on writing,” Ray … Continue reading

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Photograph of the day: Cat sleeping in awkward position, draped across a window’s bars

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Who are the real bigots? Christian couple have suffered two-year campaign of death threats and abuse

Who are the real bigots?  British Christian couple reveal how they have suffered a two-year campaign of death threats and abuse for refusing to let two gay men share a room in their Bed & Breakfast

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British Christian media group’s Christmas ‘Godbaby’ advertising campaign: tacky, blasphemous or clever?

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Writers’ quote of the day: John le Carré and James Scott Bell on how to begin a novel

‘As John le Carré once put it, “The cat sat on the mat is not the beginning of a story.  The cat sat on the dog’s mat is.”  Begin your novel at the point of disturbance, because disturbance is conflict.’ ~ … Continue reading

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Photograph of the day: Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Where I want to live (well, at least for a few days): Utter Inn underwater hotel, Sweden

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Photograph of the day: Foggy pier on Lake Brunner, New Zealand

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Where I want to live, vol. 50: Sixty-five acre Inish Turk Beg island, off the west coast of Ireland

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Photograph of the day: Milky Way from Joshua Tree National Park

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The perfect staircase is a staircase full of books!

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Pic of the day: Calendar star Chester, a fat but happy cat

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Canada human rights watch: Canadian thought-police at it again — supported by the ‘neutral’ Canadian press!

Canadian school’s thought police vs. concerned father Also: Christian dad fighting for parental rights smeared in local press by Thaddeus Baklinski

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Scientific study shows: Have an abortion, die younger

Study finds abortion linked to shortened lifespan of mother by Michael Cook

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My idea of heaven: a room full of books — but what a room, and what books!

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Photograph of the day: Queen’s Road in Hong Kong on Chinese New Year’s Day, 1902

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Photograph of the day: A boat sails down a river in the Jiangsu province of China in 1946

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Photograph of the day: Trolltunga – or Troll’s Tongue – in southern Norway

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Quote of the day: Flannery O’Connor on Ayn Rand

‘I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you.  The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re. fiction.  I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw … Continue reading

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Writers’ quote of the day: Flannery O’Connor on Christian writers and poorly written novels

‘Every day we see people who are busy distorting their talents in order to enhance their popularity or to make money that they could do without.  We can safely say that this, if done consciously, is reprehensible.  But even oftener, … Continue reading

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Catholic Christian Michael Coren explains Canada

Canada: Ignored, Mysterious, and Very Confused

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Another BBC insider admits that the British Broadcasting Corporation is biased against Christians

The TV elite ‘assume Christians are lunatics’: The BBC and other broadcasters are dominated by a “liberal secular elite” whose “default position” is to assume that Christians are “lunatics”, a Radio 4 broadcaster warned last night “You do have a … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: James F. McGrath explains Proverbs 10:17 to fundamentalists

‘Fundamentalism seems to me to be more about pride than anything else.  It is a well known fact that people who adhere to inerrancy draw very different conclusions about what Scripture means.  In spite of that, more often than not among … Continue reading

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