Monthly Archives: December 2018

Terror Too Close To Home

When they are far away, they are just news items we may or may not pay attention to. It is different when they happen in your neighbourhood. Throughout the day Wednesday, people in Canada were forwarding me news stories about the terror attack at the Christmas market in Strasbourg, France. It is only an hour’s […]

Thursday Morning

I was thinking today I would post some reflections on Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Strasbourg, France. As I write, the suspect is still at large. Looking at what I had written for today’s post though, I want to let my thoughts percolate for a day or so. I may feel differently tomorrow and want to […]

The Things You Miss

I was walking down a street in Vienna, trailing the rest of my family by a few metres – if I remember, I had stopped to re-tie a shoelace. Then I saw this plaque. I like to read historical plaques – they give a flavour to a neighbourhood, providing interesting information you might otherwise have […]

The God We Choose

One sign that we are maturing is when we find ourselves believing in a God we don’t always like – Luke Norsworthy. It’s a pleasant feeling to finish a book and know you want to read it again. Especially a book about how God doesn’t live up to your expectations. Have trouble believing in a […]

Vienna Christmas Markets – III

A last look at the colours of this year’s Christmas Markets in the Austrian capital.  But not the last of the photos from the markets. I’ve got another couple planned, with different themes, which will come up sometime in the next week.  

Vienna Christmas Markets – II

More colourful images from the 2018 editions of the Christmas markets taking place in Austria’s capital this month. If you are planning on dropping by, most of these were taken in the market set up in front of the Rathaus. That one seemed to me to be the biggest, at least of the ones we […]

Vienna Christmas Markets – I

It seems everywhere you go in Vienna at this time of year there is a Christmas Market selling seasonal and gift products. It is indeed a wonderful time of year. I love the colours of a Christmas market, especially at night when the lights add to the brilliance of the displays. I must admit though […]