Archive | June, 2013

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT School kids convince Crayola to start recycling their pens Like all schoolchildren, students at Sun Valley Elementary School, in San Rafael, California, just love to draw with colored markers, but hate the waste it produces. Each […]

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Change the World? Change the Conversation!


by Robert V. Thompson Approximately 7,000 people attended the 1993 Parliament of World Religions in Chicago.  In one workshop, the presenter was a Sikh separatist. He argued vehemently against the Hindus, saying that Sikhs should have their own state in India. He became strident, and (not surprisingly) a Hindu fundamentalist in the room reacted angrily. […]

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Honouring Our Mentors


by Susan McCaslin From the moment I heard poet Robin Blaser lecture in my first graduate course at Simon Fraser University in 1969, I was drawn like a moth to the strings of a piano, to borrow a metaphor from his well-loved “The Moth Poem”: The moth in the piano will play on frightened wings […]

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The Greatest Miracle – Minus the Hocus Pocus


by Robert V. Thompson It’s no overstatement to say that children love magic. Kids love to see rabbits pulled out of hats, people being sawed in half, and birds flying out of the magician’s sleeves. When I was a kid I loved magic too. My parents gave me a magic kit one Christmas. In it was a […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! WEATHER Heavy rain causes deadly flood in central Europe Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria are experiencing flooding of “historic proportions,” officials say. The BBC reports that Austria had the 7th wettest spring in about 150 years, […]

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