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Archive for April, 2010

From the Kitchen

April 28, 2010

From the Kitchen #49

For almost a week, my life has had a different rhythm to it.  I’ve been attending a Tai Ji retreat in New Zealand. (more…)

From the Kitchen

April 21, 2010

From the Kitchen #48

I’m sitting here, exhausted, after completing four days of intensive work – mostly non-physical, but long hours of concentration and attention to detail and including a night away from home. The word ‘exhaustion’ is the one that rolled off the pen, but is it accurate? (more…)

From the Kitchen

April 14, 2010

From the Kitchen #47

I dislike tests.  They are meant to judge a person’s fitness for an aspect of life, or to ascertain how alive a person is.  It is very difficult (if not impossible) to design a test, the results of which are useful.  The designer of the test makes assumptions, some based on known facts about the person being tested, such as their knowledge, upbringing, background and state of mind. (more…)

From the Kitchen

April 7, 2010

From the Kitchen #46

Speaking to a business owner just before Easter, I commented on looking forward to a blessed few days off.  He said that, not being a practising Christian, he would be working most of those four days.  He doesn’t believe it is right to take something that is not rightfully his. (more…)