This WordPress page is something of a trial-run. It is not intended to be an independent blog, but has been created to complement my existing blog, Ideas From the North. So why create a new blog? In short, because there are ideas that I have which do not fit easily into the form of a blog post. For a long time, I have also tried to express my thoughts through essays, stories, poems and assorted “reflections” (or rambles!). This page is designed to be a space for those other writings to be contained and accessed by anyone who is interested. I will regularly post links to this page from Ideas From the North and intend to create something of an index of my available writings on that site, to make access as simple as possible.
I hope that this site can be beneficial to those who find it and are interested. I make no pretence of being an expert on any of the topics that I write about. I am trained in Literature and Education and have a very small amount of formal theological education. On all other topics I am either self-taught or presumptuous. But sometimes an amateur perspective on topics that baffle us all might be helpful. All I am doing here is seeking to articulate my thinking processes, in the hope that others might benefit from this when they find themselves thinking through, or sorting through, similar thoughts or issues.