Author Archives: seangladding

Caravans and changing rooms

I’ve been watching the excellent Amazon Original Series, ‘All or Nothing: Manchester City,’ which chronicles the remarkable and record-breaking 2017-2018 season the club enjoyed in the English Premier League. While there’s plenty of action on the pitch, much of the … Continue reading

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The price of protest

50 years ago yesterday, Tommie Smith and John Carlos walked to the podium at the Mexico City Olympic Games to receive gold and bronze medals in the 200 meter sprint, Tommie Smith having set a new world record in the … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 54

For the setting and a cast of characters for this series, click here. Mark gestured to the physicians sitting under the olive tree. “As my mother said, our practice of sharing resources across the rigid social lines we are expected to … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 53

For the setting and a cast of characters for this series, click here. After finishing his meal, Mark looked around the courtyard at the gathered ecclesia. He noticed Yiftach and Adina in animated conversation and smiled. As Yiftach made a sweeping … Continue reading

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A simple practice for a more intentional life

Do you feel a little frayed around the edges? Do you go from one thing to the next without a pause? Do you fall into bed exhausted without having physically exerted yourself? Do the days just blur together? Do you … Continue reading

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Guest post – my daughter Maggie

For a school assignment this summer, my daughter Maggie must publish something online. I’m delighted my high school freshman chose her dad’s blog as the platform, and hope you enjoy her short story as much as I did! Maggie: So, … Continue reading

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Breaking down walls: lessons from a compost bin

From time to time I write about what my garden is teaching me about life. Paying attention to the plants, insects, birds and soil with which I share space helps cultivate within me the practice of listening to my own … Continue reading

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