Category Archives: religion

ARE THE DUTCH BECOMING COLOUR SENSITIVE?


ARE THE DUTCH BECOMING MORE COLOUR SENSITIVE? This is a post about the international links of the Netherlands and its jerk towards the right of the political spectrum, with uncharacteristic, overt racism expressed freely in the national discourse. WHOSE COUNTRY … Continue reading

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I AM, LIKE, A REALLY SMART PERSON-THE FACTS


The City of the Dead, Teotihuacan. Mexico   I AM REALLY A SMART PERSON The Facts Mexican hero. Zapata. His ghost will haunt Trump in the years to come. Donald was an energetic, assertive child, and his parents sent him … Continue reading

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ECHO OF WAR


Canadian troops entering a small town, liberating the Netherlands (in Dalfsen) Seventy years after the end of World War II at the height of summer, the Van Noorden family got together on a typical Dutch day with rain drops and … Continue reading

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THE PAGAN HOLIDAY


THE PAGAN HOLIDAY Anything can be taken as an offensive jibe, depending on one’s state of mind. I wondered why the so-called season of cheer and peace is so fraught with angst and the indignant expressions of righteousness for so … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON A SATURDAY MORNING


    When I read the paper at the coffee shop this leisurely last Saturday morning, my horoscope said to keep a low profile today and go my own way. I was exactly doing that already and enjoyed the luxury … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR TROUBLE


In follow up of the latest destruction of the previous week, I am posting a copy of the Globe and Mail article of today Looking For Trouble by Patrick Martin that I think is very important and says better than … Continue reading

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Aftermath and sober thoughts on the mayhem in Boston


On March 17, 1776 the British departed from Boston for Halifax, Nova Scotia, and American forces entered the city. Having been taken after an eleven-month siege, Boston remained in American hands for the remainder of the war. This is a … Continue reading

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Battle for Acceptance – Jan Wong’s OUT OF THE BLUE –


Review of OUT OF THE BLUE, by Jan Wong The subtitle is: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and Yes, Happiness http://www.amazon.com/Out-Blue-Workplace-Depression-Redemption/dp/0987868500/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366475873&sr=8-1&keywords=jan+wong%2C+Out+of+the+blue As a person with first hand experience with a bout of mental illness last year, I was … Continue reading

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Review of LUIS ALBERTO URREA’s: HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER


  Review of THE HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER by Luis Alberto Urrea.   This novel was recommended to me by a ferocious reader of Canadian Indigenous heritage. She knows that I am very interested in indigenous cultures and history and that I … Continue reading

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IS ABSTINENCE OVERRATED?


During the last 40 days, the Christian world was preoccupied with abstinence, as that is what gives meaning to the observance of lent: the practice of abstaining from indulgence (fasting), doing penance for past mistakes, and praying for improvement while … Continue reading

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