Monday Musings on Easter and the Ukraine

We've been reading through C.S. Lewis's book Preparing for Easter since the beginning of March and just finished it yesterday. ‘What are we to make of Christ?’ There is no question of what we can make of Him, it is entirely a question of what He intends to make of us. You must accept or … Continue reading Monday Musings on Easter and the Ukraine

On the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Early last week my daughter, Miss 17 and her friend Miss 15 decided they'd each write a poem about the same topic. And then Russia invaded the Ukraine and that became their theme. Miss 15's Poem The ambers blow an Autumn windThat whispers of Wintry changeThe inevitable repetition of usFour seasons ago the sameSomething stirs … Continue reading On the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Power of Geography by Tim Marshall

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World was published this year (2021) and is a sequel to Prisoners of Geography which I wrote about here.In that book Tim Marshall focused on the fact that geography has played a major role in history. In this new book he explores ten … Continue reading The Power of Geography by Tim Marshall

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Aleppo was a beautiful city before the civil war brought unrest and violence to Syria. The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri provides a glimpse of this beauty before the civil war swept Syria with violence and destruction. Nuri was a beekeeper and his wife an artist whose paintings of rural and urban areas of … Continue reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Geography: Culture & Worldview

Perhaps no knowledge is more delightful than such an intimacy with the earth's surface, region by region, as should enable the map of any region to unfold a panorama of delight, disclosing not only mountains, rivers, frontiers, the great features we know as 'Geography,' but associations, occupations, some parts of the past and much of … Continue reading Geography: Culture & Worldview