Monthly Archives: Mar 2013

Lent 4

The ashram, Ramagiri near San Francisco, was started in the early Seventies by well-educated Americans. How different is a community like L’Arche, a home for the mentally challenged. Yet what do they have in common? Both provide a sense of … Continue reading

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Wangari Maathai–Days Of The Week

Wednesday In the wake of Fukishima, Chernoybyl, and Three Mile Island and with the threat of climate change looming, there are two, opposing camps about the future of nuclear technology: those for–as we see in this video— and those against–as … Continue reading

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Elisapie Isaac

Elisapie [eLISapee] has made a great record, Travelling Love. Listen to it. It’s pop music (though her 2005 collaboration, Taima–Inuktitut for that’s all or it is done–is folkie), music from the world, music that roots her in the past, music that gives … Continue reading

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Coming Home

Last night [2013-03-09] we watched The Quiet American (2002) and Coming Home (1978). In the second, not only did I identify with Luke Martin , played by Jon Voight, because he’s in a wheelchair and he’s angry, but like Gandhi … Continue reading

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Magic

My kids also learned (as well as Bach) Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Now, the Vancouver Opera (VO) is putting on a special version of combined with Salish native folklore: ‘Set on the rocky shores and in the ancient rainforests of … Continue reading

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Joy!

‘Joy’ once was code for ‘freedom’. The word freiheit (freedom) was once banned, so Beethoven called it ‘Ode To Joy’. America is the bastion of freedom, supposedly; however, the mobility of the car and the insularity of suburban living reinforce … Continue reading

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Lent 3

Easwaran series Tim Flinders, a student of Easwaran’s, says Gandhi at times seemed like the angriest person of the twentieth century, ‘but he had learned how to harness it, how to transform it into positive, beneficial, revolutionary forces. Well, this … Continue reading

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Matilda–Days Of The Week

Wednesday Consider another point of view. If done personally, it’s compassion. If done to the official story, it’s heresy. Was there really a Pope Joan? We may never know. But we do know that there have been several queens of … Continue reading

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brain injury survival kit

brain injury survival kit by cheryle sullivan 2008 novel tips/probs in italic bold–[my addns in sqr brkts] crit: some tips aren’t green. . . history cs is both an md n a tbi [c.2003] survivor mother died at 61 of … Continue reading

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‘Pacific Warriors’

Malo ni! My name is Mikaele Maiava. I’m writing from the Pacific Island archipelago of Tokelau to ask you to join with us in action as we take on the fossil fuel industry. Last October, Tokelau turned off the last … Continue reading

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