To mend the rifts in friendship and social media.

A few months ago, I witnessed a rift in friendship. They were once good friends who were close, but then an incident arose. One hurt the other one. In response, the other one hurt the one back. And so, they fell out. I was not there to witness the falling out, but later I heard…

At the wedding.

It was the latest in a string of incredibly cold days this week: frigid, overcast, drizzling continuously. But it didn't stop the wedding from being, in a word, splendid. Both are not native to this land. She speaks five languages, and spoke all five that evening, welcoming family and friends from all over the world…

Glimpses of glory.

Church has been holding prayer/revival nights. We came, some several hundreds of us, with hands raised to hail Christ our Lord and hearts open to receive him. The teenagers were there, from middle school kids to high school youths, hands open, faces raised with passion. I thought: young lions, full of zeal. God, make them…

Seen: lady in a headscarf.

There is a lady who lives in my apartment block. A white Caucasian, tall and shapely, quite striking. I see her now and again: sometimes at the tram stop, sometimes in the elevator. She wears a headscarf, and is completely covered from head to ankle; only her face, hands and feet are exposed. I saw…

People who share my birthday.

A son of a close family friend, whom I've known since childhood. A college buddy at university and a professional artist. We were born on the same day in the same year. A businessman and volunteer at church. A photographer who runs his small business in film photography. An African lady who is also a…

Lives in passing.

Now that I have close access to it, I've been reading the paper over lunch break. My current events feed has been entirely from the Net for a good number of years, and "reading the news" has always been my way of finding out what's going on in the rest of the world beyond the…