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About whispersfrombabylon

A father. A son. A priest. A scholar, a lawyer

WISE, HUMBLE, GENTLE AND KIND

A long time ago in a land far away,  six seven years olds put on Cub Scout attire and headed for the Indian Meal Line and Trails End for their first-ever camp with the First St.John’s Boy Scout Troup.  One … Continue reading

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RUNNING AWAY TO JOIN THE CIRCUS

I am blessed to have been adopted by a large family of ‘gentlefolk’, six sisters and one brother.  They view fashion as art, and consequently, I have to sit quietly and endure the ‘great void’ that is the Academy Awards.  … Continue reading

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SAPERE AUDE

It is a challenge to find people who think. Search in vain for the few in most of the academic world, the political world, the professional world, the corporate world, the religious world, and even in the artistic world.  To … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS

Saturday, 24 February 2018 Three score and ten plus almost two, and no matter how erratic ‘the beat still goes on’. From my very earliest days, I never wanted the people I loved to leave, the experiences I relished to … Continue reading

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The Passing of a friend

  I received ver the following Notice today and I share my sorrow. “It is with deepest regrets that we announce the passing of Greg O’Keefe, founder of O’Keefe Agencies Ltd. As many of you know, in the past few … Continue reading

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Sex!!!!!!!!

I thought you would want to read Annals of Culture: The Invention of Sex, by Stephen Greenblatt. St. Augustine’s carnal knowledge. http://nyer.cm/zGYK4De Download The New Yorker Today app: http://nyer.cm/ba5wYPW    

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LETTERS HOME

Part Three – Modernizing the Federation – March 3, 2017 Equalization and Other Fiscal Transfers As both a beneficiary of, and in recent years a contributor to, the equalization program, Newfoundland and Labrador has an interest in ensuring more coherence, … Continue reading

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