Tag Archives: New Year

New Year – new hope or no hope?

Happy New-ish Year to you all. If Christmas is the most stressful season, New Year is surely the most depressing (particularly for natural pessimists like me). Once the celebratory fireworks have faded, the January skies look even blacker and bleaker … Continue reading

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2014 – review of the year

So, a slightly belated Happy New Year to you all. Before we move on to new things, how was 2014 for you? For me it was a fairly challenging year that I’m not entirely sorry to bid farewell to. Continuing … Continue reading

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New Year – so what?

Happy New Year. What does it mean? Another circuit of the Sun (a half billion miles to start again where we’d begun) Three-six-five revolutions, as many broken resolutions, Another cycle of the seasons – Cold and warm, light and dark, … Continue reading

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New Year reflections – On several kinds of change, and two kinds of new

“I the LORD do not change” (Malachi 3:6) “Behold, I am making all things new” (Rev 21:5) At this time of year, inspired by the calendric New Year it’s natural to think about ideas of newness and of change. For … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – a 2012 retrospective and 2013 foretaste

Well, a very Happy New Year to you all! That’s assuming you’re going by the new-fangled Gregorian calendar, and not celebrating the year’s start on one of the many other equally plausible dates from the (say) Julian, Chinese or Islamic … Continue reading

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