Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

Signs of Spring

My friends in Canada keep posting pictures of snow on their Facebook pages. And with Spring about to begin, I heard the temperature there was -10 Celsius. So I have been reluctant to tell them there is no winter in Sulzburg. They had record snowfall, we had no snowfall. I have these very nice new […]

Loose Lips

It’s happened again. Politicians spouting their mouths off and (presumably) regretting it later. It probably happens everywhere, but it is the Canadian examples that gall me. During the Second Word War there was a poster found in many places that read “loose lips sink ships.” It was a reminder not to talk about any war-related […]

Shuffling The Deck in Ottawa

Canada’s Prime Minister must be somewhat nervous this morning, as media reports over the weekend said he would be shuffling his cabinet today. It is the third time in as many months. Cabinet shuffles used to be rare things. A Prime Minister would assemble the best talent possible and run with it. You could expect […]

Buyukada Orphanage

I was reading a news report about the possible re-opening of Halki Seminary in Istanbul, which was shuttered by the Turkish government almost 40 years ago, leaving Turkey’s Orthodox church without a seminary to train its priests, when I remembered this post I did four years ago about another Orthodox institution on a neighboring island. […]

Thoughts on the Aftermath

“This is not who we are,” she said. “This act was not a reflection of who we are as a nation.” How many times have you heard that? The speaker changes, the message is the same. This time it was New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern “They (the victims) are us. The person who has […]

Just A Thought

Freiburg Farmers’ Market

If you ever plan to visit Freiburg, Germany, please let me know in advance. I promise not to be there. It is not that I don’t like your company. Or the city. However, as far as Freiburg is concerned, I seem to be a rain magnet. If I stay away your visit will be much […]