Category Archives for Reflections

In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for people of intelligence

A tale of two videos

Whether we like it or not, Campaign Islam’s response to the now infamous Honest Policy video will resonate with many young people. Most of us have mellowed with the passing years and have forgotten that the young are often attracted … Continue reading

21. April 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Remote refreshment

Had a splendid week away in Ireland. In disconnected remoteness, missed much of the happenings of one world, but experienced the greater realities of another, such as the beauty of gardens, rivers, lakes and mountains, the sweet sound of bird … Continue reading

19. April 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Geek vs. Mr Cool

Dearly beloved, When I was first getting into graphics, I yearned for a Mac (but could not afford one). That was way back when they were beige: not cool, but highly functional. However, when they started that whole PC vs. Mac … Continue reading

10. April 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Are we developing a Chosen People syndrome?

10. April 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Standards

For all the claims a decade ago, that journalists are a far superior species to bloggers, somebody needs to explain why so many newspapers now quote stories in other papers verbatim, without verifying the facts; how Twitter became a trusted … Continue reading

19. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Action, reaction, inaction

Sometimes the action required of us is to do nothing. To not fly into a rage. To not demand revenge. To say nothing. To not forward emotional blackmail. To not charge into battle, to not add suffering on top of … Continue reading

10. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Some fools

My companions are brilliant, erudite, learned and wise; perceptive, with piercing insight. I sit with them, flummoxed by my own ignorance, confounded by my dumb tongue and my outbursts of unmistakably unhilarious humour. They are the hyperliterate intellectuals our community … Continue reading

10. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Less

I listened patiently and quietly as they talked and talked for minutes on end, but when I finally opened my mouth to speak, I could not even finish my sentence. Momentarily I was irritated, until I thought to myself: training … Continue reading

09. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Intents

Some of us embraced religion to escape the darkness within. Others use it to justify it.

03. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Stuck

I wilfully ran into a labyrinth of my own design and now I can’t find my way out.

27. February 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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