LIFE-its mystery and magic

(Picture – These children deserve a decent future too, not just poverty and deprivation) “Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. At the moment of commitment, the entire universe conspires to assist you.”                                                                         Johann Wolfgang von Goethe This is one of the […]

Life’s Journey – enriching lives and valuing contributions

"You will never be completely at home again because..............of loving and knowing people in more than one place." (girlgi com)

Finally -perhaps a glimmer

A new beacon and a new standard to light the way into the future.

Community – in a survival economy

  (A of  view of a typical marketplace in an economy where 97% of businesses are micro. This one a fish market at one landing site for fish in The Gambia people sell fish and variety of other products.) I have argued for many years that what has been touted as ‘Globalization’ was indeed centralization. People […]

Tears – years on

(A picture of tragedy and hope. The little boy’s dad died before he was born, and his mom died 3 days after his birth. He is now being cared for by his grandmother who came to me because someone told her I would help.) I shed a tear today, in fact, I cried a lot […]

As foundations collapse

(Picture: My neighbours dressed for their own special day) As we near this Christmas season, when Christians celebrate the birth of Christ, we find a celebration that has morphed into a celebration of consumerism unhinged. It is the pinnacle of sales and profits for those engaged in the capitalist world of retail, the time when […]

On being alone – a world without self

A bout of inner ear infection in September knocked me off my feet for a couple of weeks providing me time and space for thought and reflection. Its been almost two years now since I left Newfoundland and Labrador and journeyed to The Gambia. Even though I had been here twice before for a total […]

A world without fairies

What has happened to the world in which our generation came into –  a world of mystery, marvel and fairy tales – where the good always overcame the bad. This, despite the fact that the world had just gone through the most devastating war in world history. The good guys won, as evidenced by the […]

A time for reflection

Turning 70 in April has been a cause for assessment, reflection and wonder – where did the years go? Life for me these past 40 years has been a wander, some might suggest that I have been lost, and at times I have been, but we all get lost at some time in our lives. […]