The season of flatness and its gentle invitation

slowing down Dr Phil Daughtry

Head of School, Humanities and Social Sciences

Some times of the year are flatter than others. As I write this, towards the end of the semester that leads into winter, the leaves are brown, the sky is gray, my students, colleagues and friends seem more tired than usual, inspiration is harder to find.

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The Invisibility Cloak

ImageEach year, Dr Phil Daughtry, the Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, writes a series of Lenten reflections which he shares with the staff of Tabor Adelaide. Phil has a PhD focussing on Karl Rahner and his spirituality of silence, and he has a particular research interest in youth spirituality. If you are interested in hearing some more of his reflections, let us know and we will post them on the blog.

Yesterday I had a conversation with a colleague about the invisible people. The context was a discussion about specialist youth programs in schools for students who are neither ‘gifted’ nor ‘challenged’, neither high-achieving nor disengaged. One of these young people, in year nine, had disclosed to my colleague a perception: ‘no-one notices when I’m not here’. Read More