Ten years ago: a sad day
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Ten years ago: a sad day

Ten years ago, 10 July 2006,  was a rather sad day in the life of our family. When Val was

Family links with Cecil John Rhodes
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Family links with Cecil John Rhodes

I’ve just been reading about the (largely posthumous) cult of Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902), the former Prime Minister of the

The funeral of Philip Mabena
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The funeral of Philip Mabena

The funeral of Philip Mabena 7 August 2016 tags: African Christianity, African Orthodox Church, funerals, liturgy Philip Mabena died on

What should I read next?
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What should I read next?

What should I read next? 11 August 2016 tags: book lists, GoodReads, journaling, lists, reading The Modern Library: The Two

War and peace
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War and peace

War and peace 18 August 2016 tags: book reviews, Greece, reading, war time Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de

Of whom I am first
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Of whom I am first

Of whom I am first 3 August 2016 tags: Christian dogma, condemnation, criticism, judgement, poetry, theology, W.H. Auden There are

Podcast #207: Primal Endurance — How to Become a Fat-Burning Beast
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Podcast #207: Primal Endurance — How to Become a Fat-Burning Beast

Are you an endurance athlete unhappy with your stalled performance? Are you constantly battling aches and pains? Are you running

The Pearls
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The Pearls

I reach for the pearls That you gave me ~ And clasp them Round my neck ~ The last

A bit of Eastern Cape history
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A bit of Eastern Cape history

Posted on 24-May-2016 by Steve My great grandfather William Matthew Growdon came to the Cape Colony in 1876 to work

Royal Dilemma
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Royal Dilemma

The silence hums so Loudly in my ears I cannot hear the sound Of my own heart The heart

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