Marching as to War

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before. This hymn always made me feel uncomfortable as a child, although churchgoers in England used to sing it with gusto. It was written by Sabine Baring-Gould, a nineteenth-century Anglican priest who fathered fifteen children and wrote a number of books, … More Marching as to War

Mr. Mandela

I know that thousands of bloggers will be typing their thoughts, just as I am. But as we were driving home from a fish supper in Port Royal, listening to BBC Radio, I realized I must write something about how Mr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela enriched my life. In 1969, apartheid still held South Africa in a … More Mr. Mandela