Speaking of Charity

The English word charity has a long and ambiguous history, depending on the source you refer to.  It stems from the 4th century when St Jerome translated the Christian bible from Greek to Latin.  He used “caritas” in place of “agape” which is referenced over 300 times in the Greek version and is said to … More Speaking of Charity

A Life of Contrasts

In the lead-up to moving overseas for two years, I have moved out of my house and been house sitting.  I’m currently staying in a beautiful architectural home, and have use of the car while I’m here, a near-new Mazda 3 which I’m getting around in happily. Another friend is also away.  I house sat … More A Life of Contrasts