Reflections on a year.

As 2020 draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the year that turned our world upside down. To live through a pandemic is not exactly a privilege, but it does invite some opportunities for reflection and learning. Opportunities to reflect on our lives, and opportunities to learn about the world that we find ourselves …

FALLING LEAVES

This is our favourite tree in our garden. It’s leaves are always the last to turn the dramatic colours of Autumn. It feels like our favourite tree holds out for as long as it can and then finally, reluctantly capitulates to the new season surrounding it. Eventually it’s leaves begin to turn colour. Yellow. Red. …

Hype and hope

The world is loud these days. Social media Fake newsGaslightingIdentity politics These are words that barely existed ten years ago. What they all have in common is that they are the result of hype. And they cause hype. Hype: "extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion.” The hype levels in our world are increasing. Everyone’s got an opinion (whether grounded …

Winter

I spent a few days at some meetings in Cape Town recently. Whenever I fly into Cape Town, I choose a window seat so that I can enjoy the scenery as the plane heads into the Western Cape. It’s particularly beautiful at this time of year, especially if there is snow on the mountains. Every time I head into Cape …