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Respect, and love…

Thinking of exceptional relationships, I remember Hazel & Frank Lowe. They were both writers, and lovers of the noble art of conversation, discussion. He wrote many thought-provoking pieces about people and ideas that mattered – like the death penalty. She … Continue reading

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Notes from the blogosphere #1

The process of blogging has been such a rich learning experience. It reminds me of wandering  through a forest.  At first, it is strange; we notice more over time, like the leaves turning when rain is coming.   Ever so subtly … Continue reading

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Embracing the ‘opposition’

A conference I’m attending in May* that revolves around the increasing urbanization of the world and related issues, asks the question “How can citizens most effectively be involved in this massive re-shaping of the urban environment?” As it happens, this … Continue reading

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That Cat…

Are you The fabled “tiger burning bright In the forests of the night?” You hint at ‘soul’ Through matted fur; your stripes. I reach to stroke, You growl; Yet I would swear It ended with a purr. Almost imperceptible; But … Continue reading

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Conversations in the blogosphere…

I often talk about blogging as a new form of worldwide conversation that most people haven’t yet recognized as such – and of course most of humanity are still not even able to access.   As one of my favourite fellow-bloggers … Continue reading

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Lost friends #1

There’s a ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’ saying I like: “We grow too soon old, and too late smart”.  And of course we never stop hearing “Hindsight is 20/20”.  We’re all familiar with the idea that we can’t seem to gather up any … Continue reading

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Attack of stigma…

I have asked what changes we might be willing to make, as neighbours, as friends, as relatives, as a society, that would contribute to eliminating stigma*.  I didn’t ask the question because I had an answer, but because I wanted … Continue reading

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