Political Matters

Some Intriguing TED Talks

By on January 25, 2013 / Leave a comment

Occasionally, I share some of the inspiring TED Talks. If you don’t know about TED Talks, do take a look at this site — it’s a feast of innovative, thoughtful, and hope-filled presentations by some of our most creative thinkers, taped live and usually eighteen minutes long. Here are several I recently discovered and enjoyed. …

Idle No More, and Heart-Listening

By on January 13, 2013 / Leave a comment

  Like many Canadians, I am deeply affected by the Idle No More Movement as waves of protests across our country call attention to the plight of native peoples and their concerns about the desecration of our natural resources. Almost daily, I’m encouraged through emails and facebook to spread the word about events and protest …

I’m Not a Political Animal, but…

By on April 29, 2011 / 1 Comment

  The Toronto Star has been graciously dropping off newspapers in my driveway for over a month as part of an advertising campaign. It’s been a perfect time for me to bone-up on the election issues. In the past, I’ve tended to float along in realms quite off the radar re the political landscape. Not …

Earth Day, Good Friday & Crucifixion in our own Backyard

By on April 20, 2011 / 5 Comments

  I am not the first to notice that Earth Day falls on Good Friday this year. Since Earth Day was initiated in 1970, this has never happened and it will not occur again until 2095. This feels very significant to me as a fertile juxtaposition that begs conscious attention. Therefore, I’m giving careful thought …

Inspiration in the Midst of Devastation

By on March 22, 2011 / 3 Comments

  A friend sent me an email today with this letter by Anne Thomas, written on March 14th in the midst of the Japanese disaster. The letter was originally published online in Ode Magazine; Anne continues to write periodic updates on the situation in Sendai. Anne’s letter echoed the central message of a recently published …

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