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Rationalising A Way

I live in the London Borough of Lambeth. For some time all the roads in the borough have been the subject of a 20 mile per hour limit with very few exceptions. The neighbouring boroughs have a variety of rules, … Continue reading

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Gravely Done – reflections on a burial now and then #1000voices

Poignant things, graves. I went to a family funeral the other day, this one involving a burial. There’s something powerful and almost overwhelming about burials, putting the body in the ground which I don’t feel with a box slipping behind … Continue reading

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Compassion and vulnerability #1000speak

I saw a play last week at the National Theatre. Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State It is a piece of verbatim testimony from many voices that look at the current situation of IS and how it affects … Continue reading

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One year on – #1000voices @1000voices

A year ago the first posts about compassion under the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion banner were posted and linked across social media. Each month this year new posts have been posted and linked. There have been heart warming and … Continue reading

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Death and forgiveness #1000speak #compassion

David Bowie died this last week. The many eulogies have been sincere and heartfelt. We can feel empathy and sympathy for those close to him who no longer have him in their lives. Even those who knew him only as … Continue reading

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Seeing in the New Year

Seeing in the New Year   Murray Vene wondered when he last saw in a New Year in both a literal and metaphorical sense. By the time the countdown started, trigging the crossing of many arms and the clasping of … Continue reading

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@1000speak #1000speak What is love?

This month, the #1000 Voices for Compassion has an optional theme prompt of love. It shouldn’t be difficult to write about love, should it? But it is. For me. I love lots of things: people, places, experiences, stuff… And therein … Continue reading

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An Ear to the Future #listening #1000speak @1000speak

It has taken me most of my life to realise there’s more to listening than the mere act of listening itself. If that sounds gibberish, let me try and explain. I think, though we are going a ways back, that … Continue reading

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Stick or twist – a lesson in acceptance #1000speak @1000speak

I’ve been at the cricket this week. An Ashes Test Match at Lord’s and at lunch on Sunday  England are onto a hiding. A sense of resigned acceptance sits like a fog over the  ground. England don’t know whether to … Continue reading

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Five Photos Five Stories – day five #1000speak

Last year I saw something that, were I to really need it, would have convinced me that, come what may, we live in a compassionate world with the future of this land of ours in safe hands. For my son … Continue reading

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