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  • The Treachery of Absorption

    Treachery Absorption

    When living away from home, and once you realise that the stay may be long term - things begin to change. You learn the language. You grow to love the food.... Read more

    Posted on 13 January 2018 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Between

    Between

    As I sit and write this now, I am in a busy international airport. It is a bit like Narnia's 'wood between the worlds' - except much less peaceful. Everywhere... Read more

    Posted on 09 January 2018 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Home from Home

    Home from

    I am discovering that, no matter how far you travel here - the things you left in that old country are not far away. As I write this, I am more than 3000 miles... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2018 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Out by One Second

    There comes a point when living in a foreign country where your description of how long you have been there changes. There comes a point where you stop referrin... Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • 365 Days

    Days

    If I am going to be living in this foreign land for some time, then I shall need a calendar. In fact, I already have two - one fat and one thin. The days and... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Silent Night

    Silent Night

    They celebrate Christmas here too, it would seem - just as they did in the place where I used to live. To find old traditions here is reassuring. The sound of... Read more

    Posted on 25 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 24

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 24 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 23

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 23 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 22

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 22 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 21

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 21 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Single Ticket

    As I continue to live in this new land of grief, I am struck by the parallels with other times when I have stayed away from home. At first, you can be so taken... Read more

    Posted on 20 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 20

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 20 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 19

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 19 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 18

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 18 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 17

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 17 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 16

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Home Comforts

    Home Comforts

    I am finding in this foreign land of grief that occasionally I turn a corner and find a familiar thing, as if transplanted here. It is somehow out of place,... Read more

    Posted on 15 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 15

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 15 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Flare-path 14

    Flare-path

    Alfred Delp was a courageous young Jesuit priest, imprisoned in Nazi Germany for knowing too much. He was held in solitary confinement, hands in chains, until... Read more

    Posted on 14 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Border Controls

    Border Controls

    The further I go into this land of grief, the more I become aware of those things which were removed from me at the border without my knowledge or consent.... Read more

    Posted on 13 December 2017 RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY