Glossas

Time and time again

Somewhere in his Confessions St. Augustine points out that since the Lord created heaven and earth, he must have also created time. Probably because my thoughts usually go nowhere near as deep as t...

Motormouths

Went to a public speaking meeting the other day and found it enlightening. There was certain exuberance about the scene. Members, mostly people in their thirties, observed each other’s speaki...

Unwanted Expressions

Remember Shakespeare? Sure you do.  He’s the guy with all the footnotes and explanations throughout his texts, though he didn’t put them there. The post-Shakespearean changes haven’t always b...

Eternalization

Just returned from Canada’s North, where people are buried in permafrost, while the rest of us must look around for something less cold that would denote our presence on this earth. Something that ...

Travel Stress

Travel stress

In one of my late father’s colourful essays, he contrasts train travel in Central Europe early during the last century with crossing the Atlantic Ocean aboard a silver jetliner. He writes vividly a...