Monthly Archives: July 2012

THE ANCIENTS AND US

Science fiction writers often reference a super race of enlightened ones whom somehow we lost touch with over time. Scientologists have their Thetans, Mormon their lost tribe, and Stargate fans just call them The Ancients.   But there are Ancients who are more available … Continue reading

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REVISION AND REVIEW

Relationships are always worth restoring. I never met anyone who found internal harmony by discarding relationships whenever there was a rift, a hurt or a conflict.  Interestingly a significant amount of all so called ‘spiritual literature’ is focused on teaching us how … Continue reading

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URIAH HEAP

Uriah Heap is one of literature’s most obnoxoius characters. His very name makes one’s  skin crawl.  Desception, disloyalty, conspiracy, betrayal all cloaked in the   guise of his mother’s summons to submissive huimility.  If that is humility,  little wonder few  aspire … Continue reading

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Funerals can be…

Funerals can be joyous on occasion, especially when the deceased has lived a full life into a ripe old age. Yesterday day I travelled back  both in space and time to Manresa,  the Jesuit retirement home in Pickering Ontario, to … Continue reading

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I NOW STOP COUNTING

It’s another one of those days on the calendar when one is supposed to pause, take note and celebrate. Part of me  prefers to ignore it, but I am forbidden. My number one son Jonathan came home from LA , … Continue reading

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WE ARE NEVER GRATEFUL ENOUGH

Saturday, 03 December 2011 I think it was Samuel Johnson who wrote that few things in life surprised him, but there were some which astonished him. Being honest, I confess I read the quote in one of Conrad’s Black’s recent … Continue reading

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FROM MY PERCH

Friday, 05 August 2011 From Huron Ridge in Port Carling Ontario: I usually write when I am touched by something with which many of us can relate. Sometimes I write out of abundance of gratitude and joy to have been … Continue reading

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MAGNIFICENT LIVES BEING LIVED

Sunday, 16 January 2011 I have long been fascinated by the wonderfully diverse and complex lives of the people I have encountered through the course of my pilgrimage of grace. I love to reflect on these lives still being lived, … Continue reading

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PEDANTS

An ode of English plurals To all you lovers of language We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, … Continue reading

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: HOW MANY OF US TOY WITH ATHEISISM AND HOW MANY. OF US HAVE EMRBACED IT?

Sunday, 28 November 2010 History helps us understand why we are who we are, and ours is a melange of the compliant and authoritarian nineteen fifties, with just a touch of the total social blow  out of the late sixties. … Continue reading

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