Archive | 2014

A Free and Fair Election


by Jim Sinclair I don’t write to the Conservative Member of Parliament for our riding often. But with the government’s unseemly rush to push the Fair Elections Act through Parliament I felt compelled to lay out these facts for him.   Jay Aspin, MP Nipissing-Temiskaming Dear Jay: As Parliament resumes today, I wanted to offer […]

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Where Have All the Morals Gone, Long Time Passing


by Don Murray As we look around the world today, we can easily become depressed with all the dire happenings that degrade and threaten human life and the welfare of the planet. Governments, obsessed with power, disregard the welfare of their people. Corporations, clouded by greed, continue to pollute the environment, poison us with all […]

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Reversing the Last Supper


by Susan McCaslin I have in my head an image of people gathered around a table to dine and converse about the state of the world. Plato’s Symposium (or The Banquet), is a classical Greek dialogue depicting philosophers gathered to discuss the nature of love. The big paradigm in the west for a small group […]

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The End of Obedience


by Donna Sinclair I was raised, in the 1940s, to be polite. I was a good child, obedient for the most part, and well-mannered. When I tested raising my voice a bit in the late 1950s, my peers suggested I might want to stop being so loud or I would never get a boyfriend. I […]

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A New Story is Evolving


by Don Murray “The moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on.” Though penned over 150 years ago, these words from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam could be the theme for the fast-moving, radically changing age in which we live. As religions lose their hold on the contemporary psyche, a New Story is evolving. It […]

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