Category Archives: Places in the Heart

A Place in My Heart

Lost Freight is a charming little coffee place operating out of a shipping container at Kunanyi, Tasmania. (”Kunanyi” is the traditional Palawa kani name for Mount Wellington.) It is situated on the site of the grand Springs Hotel which was … Continue reading

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Hold My Hand As I Go

Archeological digs of the ancient Greek town of Chaeronea unearthed the remains of a military unit known as the Sacred Band. Comprising 300 warriors from the city of Thebes, it was among the most fearsome fighting forces in Greece, undefeated … Continue reading

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Get Help!

There was a time when I didn’t even know how to dress up for meetings. There was a time when I always said the wrong thing – often offensive and politically-incorrect – and there was a time, especially when I … Continue reading

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Headless Chicken

The second half of the year has started and with a pre-existing bad back (stenosis of the spinal canal) and now, osteoarthritis of the left hip, I don’t feel like the prancing rooster or cockerel that I’m supposed to be … Continue reading

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Vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine!

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Being Grateful

In February, both my wife and I celebrated our birthdays. (We were born in the same month.) We were blessed with many gifts from friends and relatives. Our daughter is married and lives not far away with her hubby and … Continue reading

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Two Cheers for Jael

In chapters four and five of the book of Judges, we read of the defeat of the Canaanites by Deborah and Barak. Deborah’s courage and faith in persuading Barak, discerning the activity of God, and stirring others to accept their … Continue reading

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Please! Control Yourself!

There seems to be lots of sex crimes lately. Women being molested in the MRT, a father raping his teenage daughter, teachers groping students, masseuses asked to perform sex acts on their clients, perverts stealing women’s underwear and taking upskirt … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! I’m 64 Now!

I turned 64 yesterday, and my mind immediately thought of a song by The Beatles that was popular in the late 60’s: When I’m Sixty-Four When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be … Continue reading

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The Empty Nest

A friend, a retired pastor, was chatting with me and I learned that all his kids are grown and are now no longer living with them. “Great,” I said, “now you and your wife have more time together!” He responded … Continue reading

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