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  • When We’re Not Inventing Reality

    During Sunday morning’s wonderful Hymn Fest, I became captivated by the quality and dispersal of the light in the sanctuary.  Patterns, colours, rays, illuminations ran their quiet gamut.  For me, the light was the many manifestations of the Holy Spirit, so available in our family life right now. As I was shooting what spoke to me, I thought of my all-time favourite novel, Ben Okri’s Astonishing the Gods.  I wanted to think on so many parts of Okri’s journey of the soul and could hardly wait to crack the book open again.  I couldn’t find it!  After much searching, I realized it must be at the cottage.  So, I called…

  • 50. winter sun

    winter sun slicing through time, precision-lasering, ener- vating the dull, the dismal, banishing them briefly and slapping awake the faces of botany and human- ity, until we sense the coursing of blood through our veins, we notice you, at last, in the red surges in our surroundings we feel it, this happiness, this joy in our re-birthing, re-bonding with you, the winter sun, slicing through time, on the wings of reds and yellows and greens, the flushes of awakening “wintersun” – From Orchids and Neurons, Molecular Poetry by Ellyn

  • imagine the Imagination!

    Did you know we’re living in true science fiction? Ponder that oxymoronic phrase. You see, I’ve always loved phrases that jar. They came out of my love of writing, particularly poetry, and physics. And it was truly quite a thrill to “create” people I’d never conceived of when I wrote my first novel. They walked into my space and took over, to the extent one day that I typed furiously, consumed by something “other” and finally sat back, exhausted, and said aloud, “I didn’t know that was going to happen!” You won’t be surprised, then, to know that I’m a great believer in the protection and promotion of the Imagination.…

  • odes to the Paradigm

    A PARADIGM (par-a-dime) is a framework or structure (think of the framing of a house being built). It’s a macro level framework that will contain the fundamentals of what the paradigm is. It has impact at a community, societal, or global level and is provable. EXAMPLE OF A PARADIGM: Think of the Age of Enlightenment or Renaissance and how the mind and creativity became celebrated. Music, art, philosophy, science, concert halls, new instruments, travel and more poured forth and filled in that framework of the paradigm. A PARADIGM SHIFT happens when a paradigm is filled to the point of RADICAL CHANGE. The paradigm is either suffering because of the change…

  • the story according to coronavirus

    Elections, for their part, are typically popularity contests rather than measures of candidates’ relative competency or effectiveness. Imagine if scientific truth were determined according to which scientist was most popular. To be successful, scientists would have to be charismatic and attractive – and human knowledge would suffer terribly. [Nathan Myhrvold] We know you’ve heard about us and perhaps have been affected by us. So this is our section to tell you more about us, in particular our many qualities and our genealogy stuff! CORONAVIRUS / COVID19 FACTS: Viruses and bacteria both descended from an ancient cellular life form. But while – like humans – bacteria evolved to become more complex,…

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