Monthly Archives: March 2011

Birth (poem)

I wrote this while living in Whiterock BC, Canada, on 15A Ave  March 23rd, 1998. My favorite place to live was at Crescent Beach in Whiterock, close to the bird sanctuary. It was a quaint little sanctuary that reminded me … Continue reading

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women sentenced to death overturned

Shadi Sadr is a lawyer who has successfully had convictions of several women sentenced to death overturned. Shadi is also a journalist and activist campaigning for women’s rights. Shadi Sadr has been arrested and held in detention on at least … Continue reading

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Heart (poem)

I wrote and copy-wrote this March 23, 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The word guilt can be replaced with any word that suites ones emotional state. 10 years later I wrote another poem called “Birth” and I’ll post it next … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu and Avatar – The Compassion Project

I have found 2 things to move me into compassion for even those I am unhappy with. First: Speaking kind words creates confidence. Thinking kind words creates profoundness. Giving kind words creates love. By Lao-Tzu Second: Avatar – the Compassion … Continue reading

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Free speech and MAWO

Went to Andrew Barry’s forum Saturday night. The presentation was good. Sorry I couldn’t stay the whole night. One thing really stood out for me and it was about how people are jailed for their intentions and not their actions. … Continue reading

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Canadian Oil & Us

Harper and Obama avoid THIS subject. Betty Krawczyk asks “Why?” Then she gives you the answer, “Because many of the people in the mid-East countries are saying the oil in their countries belongs to them, to the people. And that … Continue reading

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Want something different for Sunday supper? Try Moussaka

Rita Jasper’s MOUSSAKA recipe Moussaka The common principle is layers of vegetables (eggplants or potatoes) alternating with layers of minced meat + tomato sauce + onions, topped with Bechamel sauce and baked in a oven. Grated Parmesan or similar cheese … Continue reading

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Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside

Warm and touching <p><a href=”″>Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside</a> from <a href=””>Alejandro  Zuluaga</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> This video is by Alejandro Zuluga and you can access more information at Another 30 second silent video … Continue reading

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Faith and Brandy

“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see, the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.” Author: Saint Augustine I don’t think it matters what faith or spirituality you choose, having faith is always important, … Continue reading

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Wounds and Wandering Parts

To all those difficulties that burn my spirit, I view them as challenges. I will blanket those wounds with gold infused bandages of silk drenched in the healing powers of mothers’ animals’ milk. Into a million pieces is scattered my … Continue reading

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