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Kelvin Wright
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Anglican Bishop of Dunedin New Zealand
Anglican Bishop of Dunedin New Zealand

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School
(c) gostudy.co.nz I spent some of this week assisting my friend and colleague, Anne Van Gend, in conducting a Special Character review of Rathkeale College , an Anglican boys school near Masterton. Rathkeale is an integrated school, which means that while t...

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Another Sunday
I led worship and preached in Knox Presbyterian Church today, and felt unnervingly at home. The music was polished and beautifully presented while remaining accessible. I like the building. It soars skyward and gently embraces all in the right places. It's ...

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Riding Off Into The Sunset
You've seen the movie a thousand times. The town is full of baddies and no one knows what to do, especially the very pretty school teacher/widow/shopkeeper who the chief baddie seems to fancy. In rides a lantern jawed bloke, who after a few initial setbacks...

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Starting Young
  What do you do when children want to handle valuable and fragile things? Forbid them and make the object all the more attractive? Let them handle it under supervision and let them get familiar with it? Noah Picked up my number 1 camera. My heart sank as I...

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What I've Been Reading lately
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Wndow and Disappeared. by Jonas Jonasson This 2010 novel is hard to categorise: comedy?; historical novel?; farce?; All of the above? The complex plot meanders, Forest Gump style, through the history of the 20th C...

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What I've Been Reading lately
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Wndow and Disappeared. by Jonas Jonasson This 2010 novel is hard to categorise: comedy?; historical novel?; farce?; All of the above? The complex plot meanders, Forest Gump style, through the history of the 20th C...

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Territory
View from one of the streets during an evening walk in MY neighbourhood. I have hung a bird feeder under the eaves of the roof on a corner of the deck that can be seen from the couches of our living room. The tuis visit it most obligingly and satisfactorily...

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Fiction
It's 6 am and there is the usual knock on the caravan door as Noah makes his pre-breakfast visit. He comes in, makes himself at home, and we go through the routine which is evolving day by day. Over the week one element has grown and now crowds out all the ...

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close   is one that I found compelling - I read it in a couple of days - but somehow, not particularly enjoyable. The premise is intriguing: the book tells the story of a nine year old boy, Osk...

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Holidays
I slept away the first couple of days. Not dozing, but deep dreamless sleep which crept up on me wherever I happened to be sitting. There are no anchor points to the day except the ones I choose to find. So this is what life will be like, all the time. I ha...
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