caribbean pelau or cook-up


This blog is not about food. I recently travelled to Guyana-Trinidad-St. Lucia and thought about a title for this blog which may be compared to a Caribbean dish: pelau (Trinidad) or cook-up (Guyana) or whatever the version across other Caribbean islands. Each Caribbean island, though, would claim that their version is not only the best:…

BeLIEve – Look what’s back?


“Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out” wrote G.K. Chesterton some time ago. The level of functional stupidity around today from so-called open-minded people would make Chesterton’s quote more relevant than ever. The film “Look Who’s Back,” (2015)[1] is no laughing matter. What is striking is how close the film is to…

when dissent becomes criminal


My ecclesial tradition (the United Reformed Church) would proudly claim its dissenting and non-conformist heritages. This is the primary reason why we moved to this community. Today, I can hardly recognise this heritage in any form of habitual practice. It is becoming one of the most risk-averse organisation around. I am sure at the local…