Loving fellowship, mutual encouragement, and willingness to learn together are natural properties of any group of youth sincerely striving for the same ends… There is a lot that we have to learn, every single day in our lives. Sometimes, when we make a mistake while trying to learn, we encounter honks, stares, and negative comments.… Read More Adopting a learning mode: what it can look like
Montreal’s Alden Penner released last June his latest musical offering, the five-track EP Canada in Space. Penner explains that “there are more Canadians than any other nationality represented in the planned Mars colony. [This] EP is an imagining of the dreams, reveries, phantasms, hallucinations, psycho-spiritual projections, naïve mythologies, actions, visions and experiences of an abandoned… Read More Music Review: Alden Penner – ‘Canada in Space’ EP
In an eye opening NPR talk, Harvard professor Ann Blair discusses how information overload is certainly not unique to the digital age. This same concern accompanied every invention related to any increase in our ability to more efficiently share more information. The question of organizing information started the instant humans invented writing. How will the… Read More Book Review: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, by Daniel J Levitin
As a blogger, I have gone through many phases. A recent one was defined by anger at the various and unfortunately numerous forms of injustice that exist. Long-time readers have commented on it before, and it has led to many an interesting, if not heated, discussion. While anger might light a fire in someone’s heart… Read More Reaching Over the Anger: Building on a Common Desire
I recently read an article, which talks about the relationship between poor housing conditions and the 25% of children in Montreal who suffer from lung disease, and suggests that the province of Quebec should invest not only in hospitals, but in home construction as well. Before, such articles would just make me so angry at… Read More Noticing the Glimmering of the Lesser Peace
The Montreal Jazz Festival opened on Tuesday night with a free outdoor concert by Stevie Wonder, another Motown Records child prodigy. He kicked off the over 2 hour long concert with a speech about Michael Jackson who, as we know, was his friend. He talked about the legacy of Michael Jackson as being his music… Read More Stevie Wonder’s real contribution to the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival
While (thankfully) the odds of this happening to a websurfer are low, they are still (unfortunately) higher than they used to be. Apathy being one of the reasons why no one seems to really care anymore, I found it important to share this news story with you in the hopes that we all remember the… Read More And who said one person can’t make a difference?