Ash Wednesday*

I like the notion of travel more than I actually like traveling. If my mood is right and I have nothing pressing to do I can easily spend an hour exploring the world of online maps, photo essays, travel journals and the like. Just this morning, while surveying the earth using a well-known computer application, … More Ash Wednesday*

Advent Waiting

Yesterday Renata and I went to do a bit of shopping in a local department store.  It didn’t take long for us to appreciate that we had unwittingly joined the throngs heeding the tempting Siren call of Black Friday sales.  And so we enter once again into that fabled season of ‘holiday shopping’, four frenzied … More Advent Waiting

Advent One*

A voice says, “Cry out!” And I say, “What shall I cry?” Silence. Barren trees upon Frozen mountains, steely blue under grey-clad sky; Witnesses. Better: underlings, collaborators, Tongue-biting lackeys of a Higher Power. The crow dares, dark of heart and wing. Colour commentator of things not his business. “Ga!”, he shouts convincingly. A single word … More Advent One*