Monthly Archives: October 2011

forever

salt vaults beneath houston filled with explosive gas, the oceans filling with microscopic plastic. what is real? who is mad? i got an 8 gig thumb drive, plastic and metal, filled with human creativity, here today, gone tomorrow; carpe diem … Continue reading

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scary halloween

halloween is especially for kids. had dinner at knl’s. chloe out with sammy. pippin all excited. earlier, at grounded, scott made freeman a ghost costume.

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‘two-pronged response’

‘As the global population surpasses 7 billion people sometime around the end of October, addressing the challenges associated with a still-growing world population will require a two-pronged response. The combined measures of empowering women to make their own decisions about … Continue reading

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too complex?

am i complex system, relative to my society, my friends, my family, my partner, myself? too complex? am i subject to diminishing returns? which i experience as frustrations and none-sense, others as arrogance, elitism? do i require huge amounts of … Continue reading

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‘Growing to a Maturity of Heart’

‘It takes time to grow to a maturity of the heart. Little by little, as we live and work with others, especially if we are well-guided, we learn to break out of the shell of selfishness and self-centredness where we … Continue reading

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crisis? what crisis?

…furthermore, have you noticed a complacency, a misguided or uninformed busyness, like people are wearing blinders, like they’re sunning themselves while things fall apart around them, saying crisis? what crisis? (a supertramp album, circa 1975)? i don’t have a solution … Continue reading

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come together

things are starting to come together: kimberly blackwell, fair trade, halloween, chocolate, the bitter truth… but where’s the joy, the wonder? still to figure out: tons, like, each one of us is precious (vanier) but there seems to be too … Continue reading

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highlights, thoughts, and responses

strolled the net and journaled the highlights and some of my thoughts and had some responses–best things this week are: some bad news: 391 and rising, flowers are bad, AIDS decimates Africa but there’s some good news too: it’s not … Continue reading

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‘Belonging Leads Us to Important Learning’

‘It is because we belong with others and see them as brothers and sisters in humanity that we learn not only to accept them as they are, with different gifts and capacities, but to see each one as a person … Continue reading

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the bitter truth about chocolate

we watched the passionate eye, a doc show on cbc–this week, for halloween no doubt, chocolate: the bitter truth . i did not know chocolate involved child slave labour. i’m a chocoholic, but i’ll never buy or bite another bar … Continue reading

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