I'm an incurable dreamer. I've been accused by friends of chasing the things in my head. My mum has said the same thing, too. And these were not compliments. It was meant "your head is always in the clouds". I, on my part, doubt this is simple cloud business. I've been shaken by the sheer … Continue reading Dream and do not hold back (en)
(En français ci-dessous) The expression “I love…” evokes different images and answers from different people. We use the same for our mothers, girlfriends, husbands, dogs, mac ‘n cheese and math. I believe we can’t love mac ‘n cheese in the same fashion as wives, for example. They each, by virtue of essence, require different responses. … Continue reading Love is… (en/fr)
Surconsommation vs la consommation responsable. If on leaving France, I took anything with me, it certainly is the contagion that goes by the name écolo. Simply, an écolo infection presents with symptoms like concern for the environment and one's contribution to its degradation. écolo is choosing to educate oneself and live sustainably. And yes, France … Continue reading It’s GREEN Friday!
Et toi, tu entreprends l'apprentissage de la langue française ? Bon, moi aussi. Je mepermets de te donner quelques conseils. Cette entreprise n'est pas facile. Elle vaut la peine, quand même. Il te faut "la gueule". à peine auriez-vous écouté une conversation des amis, que ce mot "la gueule" s'entend. Il va de soi que … Continue reading “la gueule” (fr)
There are those who always have something to say, about the weather, about the colors people wear. They compliment, talk about their great life and the not-so great parts. They talk about what they think, what they feel. They do not have any moments of silence, when speaking to their conversation partner. In short, they … Continue reading Small Talk for the Uninitiated.
When we meet as a congregation at church on Sunday or after youth service on Friday, I'm usually the first or second to leave. All the talking in groups that goes on after service is usually too much for me -- and getting to (have to) know new people is usually a hustle. a bane. … Continue reading The trap of the introverted Christian
English (en français ci-dessous) Each day, I try to conquer a new level in this obstacle-filled journey towards perfection. This journey is difficult. I know this too well, and for this reason, I try to extend grace to my brothers and sisters, whom I find in error. I forgive and try to correct them, rather … Continue reading The Pilgrim’s path (en/fr)
Quite frequently, I've heard, and read, that what people desire out of marriage (or any relationship) is intimacy. What I've found difficult to understand is the nature of such intimacy? I've wondered whether it is exclusive to married folks or those in relationships. Seeing that man can live (or shall I say, endure) without sex, … Continue reading A Lesson on Intimacy
"Un jour, j'ai vu un raz de marée, énorme, splendide, tout-puissant, et pourtant, il est retombé et a cessé d'exister pour devenir un millier de fragments d'une nouvelle image dont la nature s'est fait le cadre." La flaque poursuivit: "C'est ainsi. C'est dans la nature des choses. Ne crains pas la mort, car elle n'est … Continue reading Le beau rythme de l’universe (fr)
If you want to do something new and need a suggestion, my first suggestion will be learning a language. There are obvious short term rewards and long-term benefits, too. In my lifetime, I've tried to learn, to an extent, all the languages I've met. And that's something since I come from a country where over … Continue reading Learn a New Language, maybe?