Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Monday, March 21, 2005

Resistance is futile...

Friends have been pressing me for months now to start a blog but I resisted. My excuse was a lack of a high-speed internet connection. Instead I continued to write my odd musings in a file on my laptop and occasionally share them in a mass email to friends and family... Nonetheless, I was intrigued by what others wrote and perhaps somewhat intimidated by the eloquence, wit and sheer finesse of a lot of what I saw and read. So again, I resisted the urge. But now that we have the luxury of a DSL connection in my room here in Manila and given the sheer quantity of random thoughts that cross my mind plus the fact that friends and family encourage me to keep some kind of blog, I have decided (against my better judgment) to give it a go.

I trust this is a prudent decision to make. Nothing ventured, nothing gained or as Lao Tzu put it: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

I cannot imagine who would possibly find this blog interesting; perhaps nobody! It is simply reflections, musings and the odd (in every sense of that word) thought from the limits of my experience, readings and being. Philosophical perhaps, pondering but not ponderous I hope and light at times. There is levity in all things even if I don't always see it...

A lot of it will, I anticipate, be ecclesiastical, cultural (in the best sense of the word) and Catholic (in every respect, I hope) in the Dominican tradition. Above all, I hope it is a bit of me to the world; it is the fruit of my contemplation of these and other matters.


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