According to many financial experts the only safe refuge for our savings in these uncertain days is in gold. But then someone else once warned me many years ago  that the day would come when a piece of bread would buy a bag of gold. So I’m not so sure about the advice I’m getting regarding the current safe investment for my few shekels! Continue Reading

Danger Zone

Running On Fumes

For a while now, and before the current crisis all of us face today, I had been thinking about this old saying. Of course it was most commonly used, more often in the past than now, when driving a car and the needle was showing empty but the car was still running. Continue Reading


Life Questions

I suppose there are many important questions in life – but perhaps none more important than three I want to address in this post. And they are important because the answer and our view of each of them will have a massive impact on our lives at every level. It will determine the kind of people we are, the things we hold dear in life, how we see ourselves as well as others and indeed how well we do life itself – to say nothing of eternal matters. Continue Reading

Hard Talk

The Old Man Spirit

I have often wondered why certain communities, churches and groups are so resistant to betterment, progress and change. Why is it that while some communities flourish with fresh ideas, are progressive, innovative and work together for the good of their areas, others seem totally moribund – incapable of implementing even the slightest improvement or advance. Continue Reading