foot washing – love in the time of corona virus


“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.”  [G. García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera] Perhaps you have visited one of the many salons to get your ‘feet done’ – a relaxing feet massage and pedicure, the full works. The essentials always interest me – latex…

hope in desperate times


“What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps [humans] to rise above themselves.” ― Albert Camus, The Plague This is not the time to give in to fear, anxiety and despair – though the evidence all around may lead to all these emotions and feeling. Word from the…

resistance culture


On October 13, I joined the temple du Mazet for worship. The congregation of Mazet is part of the Consistoire de la Montagne of the United Protestant Church of France. This Consistoire is part of the Huguenot family noted for their resistance culture against Catholic persecution, but especially that of saving thousands of Jewish children…

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:…

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…