Don’t Fence Me – Is it In or Out?

(Ed. note: Walls have been built since ancient times, to mark borders, protect kingdoms and settlements, or keep out unwanted people. In more recent times, walls have also been built to serve as memorials and structures of art – but not in this blog.) The Great Wall The Great Wall is the culmination of many,Continue reading “Don’t Fence Me – Is it In or Out?”

Living In a World We Can’t Grasp

(Ed. note: 3 disparate perspectives today) DESTITUTE SYRIAN REFUGEES IN JORDAN AND LEBANON MAY RETURN TO WARZONE Sam Jones, Kareem Shaheen in Beirut Friday 11 September 2015 As neighbouring nations struggle to cope with scale of crisis, agencies report that Syrian refugees stranded in exile may go back to war-ravaged homeland. Conditions for Syrian refugees in the MiddleContinue reading “Living In a World We Can’t Grasp”

Dangers of Visceral Reactions

(Ed. Note: My original thought was to continue to be a glib, flippant observer of societal ills and, in fact, I was all set to publish my first post in that vein, when a friend sent me the following after an evening of discussion and wine. I will definitely be my old where did thatContinue reading “Dangers of Visceral Reactions”

The Times They Are A Changin’ *

* With credit, thanks and apologies to Robert A. Zimmerman We have now been home for two months and, generally speaking, all settled in to our old/new routine. We have supped, dined, visited and golfed to our hearts’ content. We have watched with mild interest how the politics of BC and Canada are done –Continue reading “The Times They Are A Changin’ *”