Tag Archives: Mandela

The muddy waters at the bottom of the well.

The woman at the well (John 4) drank muddy water. In our sanitised world of piped and purified water we forget that the social and personal snubs delivered to this woman who chooses to fetch water at the height of … Continue reading

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Granite Grace – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – behaving like a chop in the face of greatness.

We’re at the beginning of a global outpouring of sentiment about Nelson Mandela. Some beautiful, some hysterical and some negative. I just add a simple recollection of Mandela on one of the occasions I met him. I was 22 or … Continue reading

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The memory of a tree

In my grandparents garden was a tree that for three young boys became the centre of our play universe. There were other trees in the garden, but this tree was special. It had been planted when my mother was a … Continue reading

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