Monthly Archives: February 2023

Jesus Revolution – The Movie

I met Chuck Smith once. Back in the summer of 1980 it never occurred to me they would one day make a movie of his life Chuck was a pastor of a small, somewhat uptight, church in southern California back in the late sixties when the hippies arrived. His is one of the stories in […]

Jesus Revolution – The Book

As the opening credits rolled, I remembered I had read the book and posted my thoughts on it here, back in November 2018. The movie Jesus Revolution hit theatres this past weekend, and I’ll give my review tomorrow. (If you can’t wait for the details, go see it today. It’s a good film). I thought […]

Names From Our Past

Time for a Sunday flashback – this time from eight years ago. One of the things I enjoy about vacation is just wandering around the community I visit. No set agenda, no plans to see any particular sight or building; just soak in the sights and sounds of the city. When doing that I occasionally […]

Resisting Temptation

A couple of years back I clicked on a link for a clothing company that makes t-shirts with amusing slogans. I almost bought one. That I didn’t stems from a couple of things. One is that I don’t need more clothes, or if I do it isn’t t-shirts I need. My radio career left me […]

The Four-Day War

A year ago today Vladimir Putin launched his criminal invasion of Ukraine. No-one expected the war to last this long Given their relative military strengths, I expected Russia to win in four days, a week at most. I underestimated the Ukrainian peoples’ desire for freedom. They’ve lived under the Russian yoke before. They have no […]

The Day Off

Tempting, isn’t it? For me, maybe next month.

Ghost At The Door

It was Family Day in Ontario earlier this week, and I was looking at some family photos. This one reminded me something I wrote here in 2016, but at that time I didn’t have this picture, taken in 1896, to go with it. I thought it might be nice to go with a repeat today […]

The Cats of Cairo

There are 15 million people living in Cairo. At times it seems as if they are outnumbered by the cats you see everywhere you go. The ancient Egyptians worshipped cats. I don’t think they do anymore, but cats do seem to have the run of the city – you see them everywhere in Cairo. My […]

On The Banks

There must be hundreds of restaurants in Cairo situated on the banks of the Nile River. Actually, I can’t be sure of the number given that I didn’t walk the whole route. I’m extrapolating form the few kilometres I did walk, in which there were dozens of places to eat, from high end establishments catering […]


Sunday being a day of rest, let’s take a trip back to this space in February 2015. On Sundays back then I tried to feature churches from my travels. I still have several churches I haven’t talked about – maybe I should return to that habit. Anything free when you are traveling is a good […]