True Refuge

Music

wes montgomeryJazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#100. Wes Montgomery (1923-1968), Four On Six.

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joni mitchell mingusJoni Mitchell (1943), A Chair In The Sky.

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baden powellBaden Powell (1937-2000), Consolação.

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half moon run 3Half Moon Run (2010), Call Me In The Afternoon, energetic live version or surreal official version.

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the walloping window blindSure is windy. Makes me think of The Walloping Window Blind. . Had this book as a child.

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coleman hawkinsColeman Hawkins (1904-1969), Body And Soul.

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Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS BandChris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band.

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michael breckerMichael Brecker (1949-2007) and Steps Ahead in Copenhagen 1983 (kinda trad), in Japan 1986 (more rad).

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Tuesday, 2015 November 17

Arthur LismerThe Group of 7 (1920-1933) Plus 2

Arthur Lismer (1885-1969)

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A September Gale (1921), Algonquin Park (no date), Sand Lake Algoma (c 1920)

A-September-Gale-Georgian-Bay-1921-by lismeralgonquin park-no date-arthur-lismer-911.jpg.ashxsand lake algoma c1920arthur_lismer.

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Lismer is actually accredited with naming the group–they failed to come up with an appropriate name–so Lismer counted up the people in the group and gave them a name.’

millielunch with bd. exploring the laneway. resting in the cemetery (on my trike, not in a coffin, at least not yet). watched redesign my brain (sharpen my senses) and treasures of the indus (pakistan unveiled). my former mother-in-law (1919-2015–pictured in 2014) died today. more than thirty years later, i still remember the first word i heard her say, and how she said it–‘trivet‘–and where, even why. after that, we said ‘trivet’ just for the fun of it.

Wednesday, 2015 November 18

Margaret Atwood 2015Margaret Atwood (1939) turns 76 today. She has said many things, including, ‘Does feminist mean large unpleasant person who’ll shout at you or someone who believes women are human beings? To me it’s the latter, so I sign up.’

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snow wolf and musk oxthis morning, susan raked leaves. this evening, it rained while we watched snow wolf family and me, earth’s natural wonders (living wonders), and making north america (human).
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Thursday, 2015 November 19

puffinwent to orillia soldiers’ memorial hospital for genetic counselling then to mariposa market for something decidedly not genetic. watched the nature of things (puffin patrol).

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Friday, 2015 November 20

bus story by tali from nfbBus Story (tx, sh).

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Weekend, 2015 November 21-22

traffic-from wc-Korek_Brama_Portowaanu garg (1967) wrote a few years ago that ‘many countries are realizing the huge toll cars take in return for convenience. many cities are taking measures to reduce the clogging of roads’. susan went to a meeting about protecting a natural area (known as the greenbelt) around a megalopolis and its cars (toronto). meanwhile, i listened to vinyl café, where dave (circa 1950) takes a late-night drive with an artist (circa 1990) who creates art with roadkill. ‘i don’t like it that animals are getting killed by cars,’ the artist says. porcupine by Mickey Watkins from cwf-fcf.org‘i wish people would drive slower’. but, he says, beauty trumps morality. ‘i don’t like it, but that’s the way it is.’ dave comments that his art is the witness to civilization and nature on a collision course. i think we gotta learn that we are part of nature.

stuart mcleanstuart mclean (pictured) quotes jean-paul richter (1847–1937): ‘we all get exactly two-and-a-half minutes to live: one for smiling, one for laughing, and half for loving, because it’s in the middle of that minute that we die.’ Antennae galaxies xlso i wonder, what do cars have to do with love and death? maybe, we risk death when we enter a car. we might as well smile and laugh and love–grass, trees, birds, everything–the stars and galaxies too. so for what time we’re here, rather than hate and murder, maybe we should try our darnedest to smile, laugh, and love.

british foxpreferring docs about nature, we watched wild kingdom: the great british year, starting with winter. speaking of winter, the first snow of the season fell on sunday.
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true_refuge100X152From True Refuge: ‘When we identify with a small self, we are perceiving ourselves as a cluster of ocean waves, not recognizing that we are made of ocean. When we realize that our true self is the ocean, the familiar pattern of waves–our fears and defensiveness, our wants and busyness–remains a part of us, but does not define us.’ (emphasis added) 20
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Monday, 2015 November 23

Josef Albers, Study for "Homage to the Square"From the introduction by Josef Albers to his Interaction Of Color: ‘In visual perception there is a discrepancy between physical fact and psychic effect. What counts here–first and last–is not so-called knowledge of so-called facts, but vision–seeing. Seeing is coupled with fantasy, with imagination.’ (pictured is his ‘study for homage to the square’

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