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Ooops! Theresa May mislays the 17th century

Posted by Simon Parke, 20 Feb 2017

Steve Turner famously wrote, ‘History repeats itself. It has to. No one listens.’

And is Theresa May now guilty of closing her ears?...

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The gift of the snail

Posted by Simon Parke, 15 Feb 2017

In Anthony de Mello’s book, ‘Song of the Bird,’ he tells this parable.

The animals met in the assembly and began
to complain that humans were always
taking things away from them…

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Christianity? This is what I'd like

Posted by Simon Parke, 13 Feb 2017

Another synod, another mad debate about sexuality.

Mad Item No.1 in response to mad bishop’s report:

‘Who can and cannot put their willy where they wish to; and which holes can receive sexual pleasure, and how, and with whom?’

Sarcasm alert…

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Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover

My latest novel, The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover, is published on 17 February by Marylebone House. It is January 30th, 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely appointed king. Yet Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall, an executioner by his side. Charles wonders: how did this happen? Read more and pre-order your copy.

Simon's Mindful Lifebelts app

Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.

In a contemplative climate, Simon offers the chance to reflect more deeply on this profound understanding of personality types, which both disturbs and liberates those who engage with it.

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