Extracted from my presentation to the Rotary Club of Singapore on December 20, 1989 Our Modern Christmas Western societies are becoming increasingly sensitive celebrating Christmas as they strive to be politically correct and not offend any segment of a multi-cultural society; but not so in Singapore a majority Buddhist country with significant Islamic minority. The citizens of Singapore celebrate everybody’s festivals, and they do it … Continue reading Christmas

The Star

Wise men of the east observe the light Philosophers, Astronomers were they; Asteroid or comet this strange sight? Searching through their scrolls began to pray. Started on their journey to the west Weeks away their destination strange, Evening star would put them to the test Just ahead but always out of range. Shepherds in the fields near Bethlehem Joined to find the heaven hallowed spot, … Continue reading The Star

Builders or Wreckers?

Quote. “It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; it takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies.”  Proverbs 24:3,4. It was 1968!  We were living in Mumbai India at the time in a crowded Moslem area of a suburb called Byculla.  Life commenced at 4 am with the mattress teaser heading for … Continue reading Builders or Wreckers?

The Good Deed

The above image copyrighted to The rain poured down, and showers flew As the wheels ploughed through the road, And the weary motor cyclist knew It was best his vehicle slowed So he stopped beside this mud filled track, Put his jacket back to front, After straightening out his aching back Kick started with a grunt. He was sick and tired of the driving … Continue reading The Good Deed