Monthly Archives: March 2020

I Must Go Down to the Beach(es) Again…

  (the title of this post is of course a variant on a famous poem by John Masefield, one recited to me repeatedly throughout my childhood, by a beloved bard for whom it was, far more than a poem, a lifelong … Continue reading

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Laughing with Julian of Norwich

Learn more about: This book Julian, from her site in Norwich today Amy Laura Hall How Professor Hall sees the world in March 2020 through Julian’s perspectives.            

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“I am at the house of God. But the angels are holding their breath.”

Yes, half of the time he is on the other side of the world; and yes, I’ve seen him maybe once in the past 3 years – but this emergency medicine physician is still my friend, and neighbour, here speaking … Continue reading

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New Article: “Tale of Two Tables”

Note on communion and contagion: This article–prepared for press weeks ago–refers to a published research study that reported a very low infectious disease contagion risk connected to the religious ritual practice of communion (aka eucharist) using “common cup”. Such risks … Continue reading

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Meanwhile “Scotland Outdoors Podcast” Lowers Blood Pressure

Yesterday’s podcast proves that it is still possible to enjoy the great outdoors (safely) at this time–and a caller (not me) attests to it also measurably lowering her blood pressure. Listen and download recent episodes.      

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NIH Director on pandemic, faith, and friendship

Valuable article in yesterday’s Atlantic: Learn more from the NIH:

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Gregory of Nyssa: Contagion Revisited

I am reminded that this much-cited article from the Harvard Theological Review that I wrote many years ago might be of interest to some in these days–despite the Gregorys’ certainly wrong views about germ transmission.* *and yes it’s copyrighted, so I’ll take … Continue reading

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