Maqueque

<note to self>

deep-ecologyunderlying green parties are the principles of deep ecology. the first principle deals explicitly with nonhuman life (ie, plants and animals): ‘the well-being and flourishing of human and nonhuman life on earth … are independent of the usefulness of the nonhuman world for human purposes’; however, an election, a human-only endeavour, does not stress this so much. (for example, from the canadian green platform: ‘climate change is both the biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity that canada has ever faced. while the consequences of failing to address climate change would be catastrophic, Green-Party-logoour transition to a green, sustainable economy will create good local jobs, shorter commutes, more livable cities, and cleaner air and water.’) still, the nonhuman and the human are inextricably twined. they both need clean air and water, and failure to address that which is detrimental to them both would be catastrophic to all.

Music

the heavyweights brass bandJohn Pittman (front, left) plays trumpet in The Heavyweights Brass Band.

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plantasiaMort Garson, Plantasia (tx, pj).

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christopher azzarraChristopher Azzara talks about improvisation and learning in not just music but all of life.

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lula all-starsLula All Stars live.

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Bossa Cuca Nova01live

bossacucanova, Aguas de Marco. One of my favourite versions of one of my favourite songs–live! More? Take your pick. How about generic contemporary Brazilian music?

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esperanza spalding hatGeri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Unconditional Love.

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jazz in marciacWynton Marsalis at Jazz in Marciac, live.

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santanaSantana featuring Mana, Corazon Espinado. Not sure what the young woman and the religious imagery have to do with it. ‘Corazon espinado’ means ‘heart with thorns’. Live.

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Willcocks in Belfast, September 2006-from wpJohn_Rutter-from wpfor years i sang the carols of david wilcocks (pictured, left, front centre–sample [though try this for an organ-only version of widor’s toccata]), who died recently (2015-09-17), aged 95, and john rutter, (pictured, right–sample) who turns 70 soon (2015-09-24) (tx, kd).

marcos valleMarcos Valle, live. The sound isn’t perfect but the music is.

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jane bunnett and maquequeJane Bunnett and Maqueque (‘maqueque’ means ‘fiery spirit inner little girl’) at Luminato.

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dorian conceptDorian Concept, live.

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Tuesday, 2015 September 15

planet oil01-from bbcanother t-shirt day, but i wore something else for my trike ride. now i know why they call it a sweatshirt. we harvested and chatted at the community garden and watched tvo: the agenda (green party plans) and planet oil (how oil made us–pictured).

The_World_Until_Yesterday_cover‘Today [in the 21st century], you might object that those are searches for “meaning” rather than explanations, and that science provides only explanations, and that you should either turn to religion for meaning or else acknowledge that your thirst for meaning is meaningless. But everybody in the past, and still most people today, want their demand for “meaning” answered.’–p. 340. am i waiting for god or waiting for godot?

Wednesday, 2015 September 16

Pastor de Nubes o Formes de Lutin

It’s the birthday of Jean Arp (1887-1948; pictured is his Cloud Shepherd). He wrote, ‘Man [sic] has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.’

a brilliant young mindsaw the huronia museum film a brilliant young mind. watched fit to rule.

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Thursday, 2015 September 17

Beach at Awendawent to awenda.

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Friday, 2015 September 18

The Greenbelt bike routeThe Greenbelt bike route. (tx, sh)

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untitledbj. read bits from life’s philosophy.

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Saturday, 2015 September 19

painting by laura randallcady and gavin brought their puppy arthur and picked up the painting (pictured, by laura randall). watched doc zone (wild and dangerous).

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Sunday, 2015 September 20

SuperHeroes_SM-from dsfusually i quote just a few words and link to the rest, but this is really important, so i quote at length (still, here’s the link to the whole article).

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‘With children spending half as much time in nature as in 1992, and teenagers sitting for close to eight hours a day in front of screens, our kids don’t have much time for fresh air….

[David Suzuki, co-author, encouraged his kids to explore nature.] I’m proud to say it’s paid off. As a marine biologist, my daughter sarika cullis-suzuki Sarika is working to protect the oceans and the life they support. I’ve stood on protest lines against pipeline expansion with my daughter tamiko and david suzuki Tamiko and her kids, Midori and Tamo Campos. And I still recall with pride the speech my daughter [Severn] gave at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when she was just 12. She spoke with such conviction that delegates were moved to tears. More than 23 years later, severn cullis-suzuki Severn has two young children, and the video of her speech is still making the rounds, inspiring people around the world. Its popularity speaks to the power young people have to affect the world’s most pressing issues…. I also have faith that the next generation will include a lot of smart, savvy and socially conscious people who will help protect the planet that we’ve treated so badly. By helping young people get outdoors, care about others and make a difference, we won’t just be raising healthier and happier children, we’ll be raising a generation of superheroes for our planet.’

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expanding universe-from tvolong trike ride in a t-shirt, but definitely will need to start wearing a sweatshirt. watched walking through history (the tudor way) and wonders of life (expanding universe).
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Monday, 2015 September 21

Richard Rohr-from-cacRichard Rohr writes, ‘Karma, rightly understood, creates responsible and self-actualized people instead of fear-based people. Your choices matter now! … Threats of punishment or promises of candy later [e.g., heaven and hell] create perpetual adolescents’.

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saw-whet-from cwf-fcf.org by Alena Ebeling-Schuldreading the difference between poetry and prose: ‘sometimes the distinction between prose and poetry is difficult to draw…. [however, it] probably does not matter’. watched the prize-winning short doc (5min) emmaline (lighthouse). the agenda asks, ‘has canada’s political shift to the right under stephen harper also changed the mind-set of canadians, no matter their political bent?’ (picture of saw-whet owl by alena ebeling-schuld–tx, sh)

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