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Andrew James Brown
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Unitarian minister in Cambridge UK, jazz bass player, photographer, cyclist and walker.
Unitarian minister in Cambridge UK, jazz bass player, photographer, cyclist and walker.

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A few photos from a summer spin over to the bronze-age burial mound at Mutlow Hill on Fleam Dyke
This afternoon I took a spin on the Pashley Guv'nor over to Fulbourn Fen and onto Fleam Dyke in order to sit under the oak tree on the bronze-age burial mound at Mutlow Hill and eat my sandwiches, drink a flask of tea and read some Epicurus and a few verses...
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“Dizzy with déjà vu”—A meditation on the heatwave, edgelands, Summerfield Avenue & Big Data
A small piece of edgeland in Buckinghamshire READINGS: Matthew 11:7-9 Inversnaid (1881) by Gerard Manley Hopkins This darksome burn, horseback brown, His rollrock highroad roaring down, In coop and in comb the fleece of his foam Flutes and low to the lake f...
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“Stranger, here you will do well to tarry; here our highest good is pleasure”—letting ‘fellow suffering’ (compassion) go and encouraging ‘fellow rejoicing’
An espalier READINGS: Matthew 22:39 Jesus said: “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself .” Friedrich Nietzsche in Dawn [1881] (trans. Brittain Smith, Stanford University Press, 2011) §174 Moral fashion of a commercial society . — Behind the fundamental pr...
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Standing up to Racism in Cambridge
On the right, Lord Balfe and in the centre, Daniel Zeichner with Alex Meyer It was splendid to see such a variety of people (including many old and new friends) at the Stand Up To Racism rally and march in Cambridge today in response to the (as it turned ou...
Standing up to Racism in Cambridge
Standing up to Racism in Cambridge
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A few photos from the Cambridgeshire Fens near the Wilbrahams
Wildflowers along the path beside Quy Water Yesterday, on one of my days off, I decided to take the footpath from Quy Water Bridge south-east towards Little Wilbraham and turn off towards the south-west along Caudle Ditch (towards Teversham) along which I h...
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Scattering beautiful, jubilant grains of sand on the slippery slope and in the cogs of the (normalization) machine
Sand from Hawaii photographed by Dr Gary Greenberg (magnification x300) This morning I gave an address in which I felt I had to respond in some fashion to the events of last week connected to Trump's meeting with NATO and his wrecking-ball of a visit to the...
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The heat of the sun and the cooling philosophy of Neitzsche and Epicurus
Yesterday, once again, I visited the elderly member of the congregation whom I have mentioned before who is in a care home over towards Oakington following a serious stroke. As I have done following previous visits I decided to came home via Histon Woods. I...
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The freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today: “The newer testament—the Gospel according to this moment”—Becoming “Free Spirits” and “Archeologists of Morning”
Back in July 2016 I gave a talk at the “Sea of Faith” Annual Conference in which I tried to explore just what it is that I'm trying to do week by week, not only for members of the Cambridge Unitarian Church where I am the minister but also for regular reade...
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The Cambridge Unitarian Church Garden—one of four town gardens
Susanna, my wife, a keen gardener, is on the committee of the Christ's Pieces Resident's Association (CPRA) and one of their public events this year was last weekend's excellent open day with four participating local town gardens of which our church Memoria...
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We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark—a religion without God and an ecology without Nature?
READINGS: From Timothy Morton’s introduction to his book “Ecology Without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics” (Harvard University Press, 2007, pp. 18-19 The more we study it, the more we see that, beyond the fact that many different people have man...
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