Monthly Archives: November 2010

Philosophical Reflection on the Return Ticket

There is a problem with booking in advance. One has to decide. One can’t act on impulse – unless one decides to be out of pocket. It’s all very well living in the here and now, but as far as … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

I am silent, lying in bed, unable to sleep, listening. I hear my blood soughing in my ears. Then the sound spreads – but that is feeling, surely? What is the difference? It all feels the same. The sound in … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

The sound of silence The sight of darkness The touch of nothing I sit quiet, still I listen. I hear chain saw, traffic, lorry reversing. I let it go. Pay attention to my breath. I hear birdsong, lawn mower, the … Continue reading

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Who was William Penn?

Described recently in this paper as “Rickmansworth’s most famous citizen”, few names associated with this area’s history are more familiar than that of William Penn. Locally, a school, a shopping centre and a leisure centre have all been named after … Continue reading

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