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

Pontificating in Paris

It’s not really Paris, it’s an airport hotel on the outskirts of the city.  Even Paris can be less than ordinary.  In a few hours I’ll be winging my way to Phnom Penh.  Thanks to the situation evolving with Paula, I finally picked Cambodia.  It was an agonising decision thanks to the incredible experiences I’ve … More Pontificating in Paris