A very evocative part of the musical Hamilton revolves around the desire to be in the room where decisions are made, to be in the room where those inside are viewed by those outside as decision makers. It is a powerful desire, a desire detached from the importance of the decisions themselves, a desire more …

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A thoughtful exploration of themes portrayed in the television series WandaVision. (If you haven’t watched, it does spoil significant plot points) There is not doubt about the trauma that the central character has experienced. What does give rise to doubt is the way in which that character really gives no account to others that she …

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What happens when a society that never wants to talk about suffering, a society that believes all suffering can be cured by therapeutic means or socio-economic reordering, finds itself in a situation of suffering that there is no simple way to avoid? What happens when the church has largely mirrored society’s avoidance of suffering, and …

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Mockingbird have published this reflection by Trevor Almy, who has gone through seasons of intense chronic depression and who sees similarities in the way people are experiencing and reacting to the time of pandemic we are going through and his own reactions during depression. This is not proscriptive and neither makes light of chronic depression …

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