My Dearest Son, I thought I’d write this open letter to you and understand why do you do what you usually do. Perhaps then I can understand you better. Firstly, why do you have to be vegetarian? Why can’t you be like the rest of the world who enjoy eating chicken and beef? Why do you instead show so much of love and care to animals, even the ones that (…) Read more
I think it’s somewhat befitting that the Pope gets TIME’s honour for the Person of the year. I recently read Robert Moynihan’s “Pray for Me: The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis, First Pope from the Americas” which I thought served as a great introduction to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis. I’m not a Catholic but am definitely a big fan of Pope Francis. He took the name of a (…) Read more
I’m glad I made the decision to be a vegetarian many years back. It started off as part of a pilgrimage me and my wife were about to make but it turned out to be a permanent decision. Today, when people ask me, why am I a vegetarian, it’s actually more out of love for animals and the disgust I have for the way the meat industry treats them as opposed (…) Read more
If you have not read Al Jazeera’s English magazine before, now would be a good time to give it a try. They have recently released a special edition on Nelson Mandela which has beautiful photos, articles and videos. This magazine is available on Ipad and Iphone users via the Newstand app and its free! Not sure if its available on other devices though. I was extremely impressed with the layout (…) Read more
This is a beautiful piece written on Madiba from the blog Returning to Camissa, which I follow on WordPress. Nelson Mandela has been gravely ill for almost half of this year. I am so relieved to know that he has finally been able to unzip his worn-out skin suit and is now flying free. Since my time in the pristine silence of my uncle’s farm in the Karoo, I have (…) Read more
He was loved and admired the world over, profiled in books and movies, and showered with awards and accolades. But even the most public of personalities have little-known facts buried in their biographies. via Nelson Mandela: 10 surprising facts you probably didn’t know – CNN.com.