All in the name of a higher calling?

While listening to a discussion on the radio this morning about baptism, I saw a connection between vaccines and baptism — please bear with me.

I was at home working on my dragon. Yeah, I am making a Papier-mâché dragon that is…

Have you ever wondered about the voices in your head?

Many, many, many years ago. An old tired man was sitting on a rock watching his sheep graze. He was thinking about his life and all the things he had seen. He had outlived most of his friends and now…

I have never really dabbled in Tarot card readings or other forms of fortue telling, but the rare times I did, the experiences I had were — kind of weird.

I was living in Ealing, London at the time, sharing a flat with a work colleague, Jane*. Her birthday was coming up and she hinted that she would like some Tarot Cards, so I thought it might be nice to buy her some.

So, the day before her Birthday we…

The word Synchronicity comes from the German word: Synchronizität. It is a concept that was first introduced by psychologist Carl G. Jung.

Jung used this concept “to describe circumstances that appear meaningfully related yet lack a causal connection”. He believed that ascribing meaning to coincidences was a healthy function as…

A long, long time ago, when I moved to Portugal, I found an old Gideon’s Bible that I had been given in school. It was in a box that mum had left in her caravan. I could hardly believe that it had come all the way from England. I had…

Friday 10th July

Jerry woke me early and helped me get all my stuff together to take me to the airport. He was very efficient.

So this was the day, the day we would be leaving this strange country? Nothing felt real anymore, it was like I was in a…

A picture my son took when he was in Morocco — he edited the sky behind. :)

Thursday 9th of July

The next day I went through the same ritual.

Hotel. No ticket.

It was unbelievable! I called the Embassy — they didn’t really have an answer but they informed me that they were in contact with the hospital that Ray was in. They confirmed what the…

Tuesday 7th of July

I went alone by bus to Agadir the next day and got a taxi from the bus station to the hotel. I went to the reception desk and told them that I was waiting for a call from the embassy at 9 a.m.. They didn’t mind…

I don’t know how long I had been asleep, it didn’t feel like long at all.

As I woke, I realised that something was terribly wrong. Ray held my shoulder and was shaking it quite violently.

“I know you are not asleep,” he hissed.

I had been, and quite nicely…

Amanda Gleaves

Artist, Portuguese teacher, Singer / Songwriter, Writer and Philosopher…kinda…

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