A dance by the Hajong, one of the minority tribes in Meghalaya. My Tribe Let me be clear, I don’t come from a tribal society. We know that being tribal is bad and being multicultural is good, don’t we? Yet when I write that, I am not so sure. I guess I’d like to say … Continue reading My Tribe
"If we stand with others in their reality, rather than focusing on issues, then we are doing much more of what Jesus would do."
"An experience of "resonance" is an indicator what a person ought to be doing."
What is this melancholy we feel? A shining connection I want to steal. No more dwelling and doubting the way that I eat! No more scattered or tattered 2-second tweets! Let's ask "How are you?" and wait. Let's walk together, with a slow gait. No more "Where did you go?", "What and who do you know?"!Let's … Continue reading Eternity? Right Here.
A Little Bit More Some people want just a little bit more,Not just three bedrooms, but maybe four.A view from above, from the second floor,One has a spouse, but wants a whore. A minimalist will say that they want less,To give up want, to need - acquiesce.To unclutter all the untidy excess,And most of all, … Continue reading A Little Bit More
In other words, there is no identifiable locus of the virus. It doesn’t matter whether the virus is transmitted among the community, or brought in on a plane or train. It doesn’t matter whether we have been globally exposed or locally situated, the virus is all around, and it could be transmitted by any of us. And even though I might feel well, I have been infected and have transmitted it to others before I even knew I was sick. How terrifying is that?
When I moved to Alberta, I thought that I would encounter a few “Cowboy Conservatives”. You know the type: white pick-up trucks, acreages, kind-hearted neighborliness, and an arms-length relationship with local aboriginal populations. They may be tied to oil-money. They may even feel a bit uneasy with vegetables and say an occasionally cruel comment about … Continue reading Cowboy Conservatism and Budgetary Madness
"the overlooked habits in human beings’ interactions with one another will also rear their ugly, destructive, and malicious effects on the world around us and within us. Unconscious habits will emerge because we have too often overlooked them, and they will appear and be treated as hints and allegations that exist on the periphery of our conscious view, with the grand temptation to push them aside because the reality from which they emerge is too uncomfortable to deal with."
When I was a kid, my family would get ready for church on Sunday mornings. After cooking breakfast, and making sure all the kids would get up on time, get dressed into something respectable, and be ready to head out the door, my mom used to jokingly say, “now it is time for me to … Continue reading The Cosmic Restoration (Part 2)
I shovelled my neighbor’s driveway. His name is Wayne, and he is my “good” neighbor. Well, actually, I borrowed Wayne’s snowblower and ran it over his driveway, my driveway, and by turn of mind, my “bad” neighbor’s driveway as well. The “bad” neighbor, has dogs; we have cats. He plays hockey; I play basketball. He … Continue reading The Beginning of Cosmic Restoration (Part 1)