Monthly Archives: February 2017

Shrove Bloody Tuesday

Decided to add the “bloody,” because I have been watching, indeed inhaling, the BBC series, “Sherlock”–Sherlock Holmes updated to the 21st century: just wanted to get your attention [ ]. So yes, today is Shrove Tuesday. My evening minder has … Continue reading

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45 years and away they go . . .

Yes, I have come to the time when the ongoing challenge of acquisition and relinquishment has tipped, permanently, I hunch, in the direction of relinquishment. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Judith Hardcastle bought some spanking new packing boxes. … Continue reading

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Zen and the enlighenment of Christians

I have often been asked to recommend an introductory book–to Thomas Merton, to meditation, to Christianity. Recently a friend lent me a book she had enjoyed: Resurrecting Jesus–Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic, by Adyashanti. He is a teacher in … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Bell

Courtesy of the University of Windsor Interview with Michael Bell The University of Windsor’s senior scholar for international diplomacy and former ambassador to Israel, Jordan and Egypt talks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Canada’s response By Donald Grayston INTERVIEWS February … Continue reading

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