Monthly Archives: April 2019

Why They Call It Good Friday

How is it possible to believe, how can anyone believe without fear and trembling that all of God was present in a man? Who can believe that God incarnate is dying on a cross? No reasonable being can accept such an implausible and frightening revelation, the impact of which always makes one reassess everything. – […]

Behold the Lamb!

I think it is a cake, though I am really not sure. At least it isn’t an Easter egg. Easter is this Sunday, for those who aren’t part of the Orthodox tradition. That means Friday is a holiday. Sunday as well. Monday too in many places. I gather this Easter Lamb is a fairly popular […]

The Dynasty Crumbles

Four short years and the dream is over for Alberta’s New Democratic Party, handed a decisive defeat last night as the ballots were counted in the provincial election. Premier Rachel Notley must be wondering what she did wrong. When the NDP won in 2015, it put an end to more than 40 years of Conservative […]

My Mother’s Pet Peeve

It is one of those days. I’m up to my ears in work, metaphorically speaking anyway, and don’t want to take the time to finish one of my half-written posts. But if I don’t have something in this space every day my mother thinks I have died. Such pressure. So today a rerun of post […]

Stumbling Stones

They are a common sight in German cities. So common they are easy to ignore. The weather was a little frosty Sunday, but that didn’t stop us taking a walk through the old section of Freiburg. It is an historic section of the city, with many buildings proudly displaying dates from five centuries ago. I […]

Largely Forgotten

I went for a walk in the neighborhood and got slapped in the face by history. Almost knocked me over. It wasn’t in Sulzburg where history can go back a millennium, but Rome where recorded history can take you back 3,000 years. We were just wandering through the neighborhood where my son and his wife […]

The Hole Story

I know you were wondering. The question was just eating away at you. I’ve written about this construction site a couple of times before. The first time I was wondering what was going on, as nothing was happening. The next time I provided an answer. Time for an update on the hole at the outskirts […]