Category Archives: Liberty

On Gratitude

What are you thankful for? I find sometimes that asking myself this question is a helpful exercise as I sit on my front porch in the early African morning with my coffee, looking out over the mists which still cling … Continue reading

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Forgetting Venezuela’s Animals

They liked to call it the “Revolucion Bonita” – the pretty revolution. It was not going to be a 21st century version of “Cement”, that old soviet realist novel by Feodor Gladkov which was all smelly children and factory floors … Continue reading

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“Ordinary Savior” – An Anthology of Stories From a War-Torn Land

Peace is not the natural state of man in the world. That, at least, I have learned – if nothing else – over the last twenty years. The utopians of our post-modern world order would have us believe that with … Continue reading

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What is Going On? – An Essay

“Adorning the walls of my living room are pictures I have taken, printed large and glossy, of places across a world which has grown small. I often gaze at them, representing as they do—at least to me—the history of the rise … Continue reading

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Our Community of Faith

I have spent long years in Muslim lands. This is not a complaint; the exotic and the different and the meaningful; friends and a fight worth fighting. But ‘other’ after all, as the Call to Prayer fades into the background … Continue reading

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We All Who Are Human

It’s raining outside, that thick drenching African rain. On the other side of the concertina wire somebody is sheltering under a mango tree fiddling with a radio, looking for a signal stronger than the pounding of the droplets on the … Continue reading

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Our Tremendous Inequality

Painters and poets and inventors, dreamers all – starving and blind. Paul Gauguin on a tropical island painting the interior walls of his desperate cabin before burning it to the ground in his madness (if we are to believe W. … Continue reading

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