A Gift for the King

Many years ago, in ancient China there lived a pottery maker of great renown.  He resided in a village in the northern part of the kingdom, but his fame had spread throughout the realm because of his ability to create fine pottery of exquisite beauty.  Some of his best work graced the table of the […]

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi!

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI ! That is an old Latin phrase that, loosely translated, says that the glories of this world soon pass away.  The Bible says it in different words.  Reading from the first epistle of Peter, chapter 1, verses 24-25: “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass.  […]

Lest We Forget

A little over one hundred years ago the British Empire had reached its greatest height in terms of geographical extent and political power.  The saying was, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.”  — and that saying was literally true.  From New Delhi to Cape Town, from Toronto to Sydney, ultimate allegiance was to […]