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Richard Haggis
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Voting
VOTING ~ FOR THE CHANCELLOR OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY: "Are you interested in the election?" said the bishop. "Oh yes". "And who do you plan to vote for?" "Well now, that's interesting, because Lord Bingham's wife is godmother to my godson's mother, and I reckon...

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the legalities
Permission to Officiate: this is the thing that bishops withhold from people like me: Nasty people. Who get married. They can do so without giving cause, without allowing protest, or defence, without appeal. They think this is just. The C of E is just a hea...

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On this day
On this day in 1999 I was in the Three Greyhounds in Old Compton Street, in Soho. It was a Friday, and I was down from Cambridge, having a drink with the husband of my friend Yvette, whose birthday it was, and waiting for her, and my boyfriend Daniel. We we...

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Childhood memory ...
... and back then I didn't know to associate it with Alfred Thomas Haggis, my trigamist great-great-uncle. There was an old party of Lyme Who married three wives at one time When asked "why the third?" He said "one's absurd and bigamy, Sir, is a crime"

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Things the next little palace, our own one, must have: Cleo and Ruby A dishwasher A cooker with gas hob and two electric ovens, one fan-assisted A blue-and-gold macaw A pond with koi carp and water lilies All our pictures and prints framed and on the walls ...

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Memory of a happy summer holiday in Ohio, August 1994: My father's cousin Joyce's second husband, Rod; a great big fellow, high and mighty. "Last time we had visitors was two guys from Europe. Stayed with our neighbours. Nice young men they were. Married, t...

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"I believe ... in suffering"
Book of Common Prayer Apostles' Creed "suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried" Nicene Creed "and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried" Athanasian Creed "who suffered for our salvation, descended...

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P. G. Wodehouse - The Everyman Wodehouse
Title First Published Acquired Read Themes Love Among The Chickens 1906 2016 2017 Ukridge The Prince And Betty 1912 2015 ...

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Oscar Winners for Best Film (and whether we have a copy)
The year is when the film was released. The Oscar was awarded the next year. Year Title In Collection or Seen 2015 - "Spotlight" 2014 - "Birdman" 2013 - "12 Years a Slave" ...

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WHEN YOU'VE BEEN STRONG FOR LONG ENOUGH: it fools no one, everyone sees the brittleness underneath. Does it even help those you think you are being strong for? But there is work to do, and the heart must wait until it's done. I don't know any other way.
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