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Volume 3 - No. 3 -  2004

Belief Systems


Upon This Earthquake I Build a House - by Stephen J.M. Bray

"I have to confess to knowing a little of building houses," writes Stephen, "for as a nine year old child I watched my father design a house that he imagined would last well beyond his lifetime. Indeed I helped him to check items on its specification, and to supervise its construction.  

Stephen Bray has now made his home in Turkey where nature contributes physical pressures that were not to be expected in the England of his father's house.

Stephen's exposure to the August 1999 earthquake shortly after arrival in Turkey forms the backcloth to this article, which wanders far and wide via domestic and philosophical issues and describes how he and his wife and family are are embracing the rich tapestry of their exciting environment.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Revisited - Michael Mallows

"Having reflected on Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs in previous issues," writes Michael Mallows, " I thought it might be interesting to revisit and look at the model again through a cultural lens, so to speak."

The article is a framework he uses with actual or prospective trans-racially adoptive parents and foster carers.