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Short stories, funny stories, stories that shouldn’t be heard but are told anyway. Experiences, journeys, encounters and ideas can come from a single image, and these litter the pages of this blog. These are our stories. 


  • Recapturing the Homeland

    Last week I watched with sadness a programme on BBC2 called “Kill the Christians”, a ‘This Wold’ documentary looking at Christianity’s greatest threat to its existence in the very place where it was born. The programme featured the ancient settlement of Maaloula, one of a handful of villages in the mountains northeast of Damascus where Aramaic, …

  • Book reviews: Who needs them?

    “I do. Because without them no one knows if the book I spent four years of my life writing is worth a few days reading.” So imagine my delight, and panic, when someone offered to write a professional review of my book in exchange for me doing the same for them.  “Of course, no problem!” I …

  • Seasons and Timing: Are they Related?

    Nature shows us that at a specified time a new season is heralded in and we see visible evidence of this in the world around us. The arrival of daffodils suggest that leaves will soon populate the trees telling us that Spring will soon be here. But can this be applied to human sphere? Speaking as someone …