Monthly Archives: September 2011

orillia

to orillia all day for odsp, mri, lunch, supper, creemore keller beer, and of course (fair-trade) coffee

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‘Celebration Requires Learning’

‘We must learn to celebrate. I say learn to celebrate, because celebration is not just a spontaneous event. We have to discover what celebration is. Our world doesn’t know much about celebration. We know quite a bit about parties, where … Continue reading

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avoid the void

do something. anything. to avoid this naked, existential moment. hide. deny. avoid the void.

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1500th post

in a world besotted with round numbers, this is pretty round. has two round things out of four. wish it were ’round midnight, tho.

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ultrasound

went to the gbgh this morning. drank a lot of bad coffee. read a lot about science (i did not know sir isaac newton was also an alchemist who slowly poisoned himself with mercury). teza ultrasounded my bladder. find out … Continue reading

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Mother: Caring For 7 Billion

More than thirty gathered to watch Mother: Caring For 7 Billion. Susan Hirst introduced herself as President of SHARE, Mother (tonight’s film), and several events for October: the upcoming film (Mad City Chickens, presented by SHARE and Karma), the Renewable Energy Fall Home … Continue reading

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fair trade

had coffee at grounded yesterday, talking with sarah about educating and legislating fair trade in huronia

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‘The Gift of Laughter’

‘Laughter is something very human. … When human beings are too serious they become tense. Laughter is the greatest of relaxations. And there is something funny about humanity. Little as we are, poor as we are, with all our ‘animal’ … Continue reading

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‘The Harder Daily Life, the More We Need Celebration ‘

‘Celebration expresses the true meaning of community in a concrete and tangible way. So it is an essential element in community life. Celebration sweeps away the irritations of daily life; we forget our little quarrels. The aspect of ecstasy in … Continue reading

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good government

“Good government will allow committees to do their work: allow them to question, to criticize, to analyze government policy and the issues surrounding government policy. That is what democracy is all about,” he said. “So we will see if they … Continue reading

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