Monthly Archives: April 2012

raining

it’s raining. if i were born ten thousand or a hundred thousand years ago, would i seek shelter in a cave or under a tree? instead, i’m in a 21st-century house, after a morning of out-and-abouting: to the bank to … Continue reading

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‘We are all called …’

‘We may not all be called to do great things that make the headlines, but we are all called to love and be loved, wherever we may be. We are called to be open and to grow in love and … Continue reading

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fire or water?

went for 2 trike rides–one by myself thru the cemetery and the other with sue and oscar–both really cold, but dry watched tvo docs– ‘blown apart‘ (not ‘bonaparte’)–the continuing saga of lobbying for or against a wind farm in rural … Continue reading

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‘Finding Balance’

‘You have to find a good balance. You must not become old before your time! It is not necessary to worry endlessly about your health when you are still young. Learning to live means finding this balance. It is knowing … Continue reading

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laughable us

i’ve searched the world, looking for wisdom, and found this: ‘I can’t help but be awed by the stupidity of humanity. Really, it’s surprising our specie has survived this long.’ [jazz, on xup]. instead of resorting to mouth-gaping cynicism, tho, … Continue reading

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cambridge

took a bus to and from cambridge, driven by comic, retired trans-continental trucking, country-singing jc, to tour ‘bridges’, a homeless shelter. sharps by the river are sobering. laughter is healing. flag at half mast at the husky s of barrie–is … Continue reading

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‘Looking After Yourself’

‘You will discover how fragile and vulnerable your life, your body and your heart really are. You cannot do just anything. You have to look after yourself and treat yourself gently, enjoying relaxation, relationships, peace and prayer which will help … Continue reading

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A review of The Nature Reader, edited by Daniel Halpern & Dan Frank

The nice thing about an anthology is you get different voices. In a really good anthology like this one you get a smorgasbord of voices, yet all these different voices are united by the orchestration of the editors, Halpern and … Continue reading

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no prediction.

the future is unknown and human ingenuity incredible. our drive boundless. why worry about tomorrow? we all die someday, so love the one you’re with now. abandon goals. do it now, cuz peace and happiness ARE the way, not goals. … Continue reading

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a review of The Greenest Building

Tonight’s SHARE film, The Greenest Building, asks the important question, When is it better, sustainably, to renovate rather than rebuild? The triple-bottom line of sustainability was illustrated with the familiar three-legged stool–one leg for the environment, one leg for the society, and … Continue reading

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