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  • Read and listen! Codename C-VOID is an empty lonely infiltration expert codename COVID.

  • What do we hope will accompany us on our journey in life?

  • The poet asks: "What if all things do conspire for your good?"

  • We re reminded that "Recollection…our most precious heirloom" - something we too often forget.

  • What do Benjamin Franklin and Leonard Cohen have to do with the perfect bag?

  • Is there more to the dandelion than we might imagine?

  • "The results of their work have the spirit and sense of spontaneity of music produced ‘all of a sudden” in the kitchen and living room– an element always attractive to me in folk music. "

  • A cup of water and a new arrival to St John's from Labrador spark the start of a friendship.

  • " I was thinking at times: “He’s getting what he deserves.  His brothers are doing ok, and they lived through the same abandonment”.  These feelings of harshness towards Jesse gave me pause to think, reflect, and pray."

  • Listen now to a parable for our time.

  • "Craig Foster, a middle-aged photographer exhausted by his work filming the minute details of tracking wild animals in Africa, recovers at home by exploring the underwater kelp forest of False Bay. "

  • In our lifetime we face many decisions about our role. This poem asks where one more path will lead.

  • A meditation on funerals in the time of the pandemic.

  • A contemporary parable about life and life!

  • The meaning of true conversation according to the poet.

  • "Mary and Joseph adoring kneel" from Hans Memling's painting

  • "I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.” (Queen Victoria)

  • The various forms of "written writing" were the inspiration for this poem.

  • The story of Paul's conversion from "victorious villain" to "Apostles to the Gentiles."

  • Brahms Piano Concerto #1, d- Found in Adagio movement conductor: Claudio Arrau piano: Carlo Maria Giulini

  • A reflection on visiting the Jesuit cemetery in Guelph.

  • The following three poems were originally published in The Journal of Ontario Music Education Association

  • "So later, walking into the countryside where I go to commune with horses, I focus on just being one small moving part of the book that is ever unfolding, a letter in the great word instead of the word itself.  The horse tells me I am not the word when she stares at me so mysteriously. "If you were

  • "As the Resurrected Jesus became more accessible to the world So would we be more available and sensitive to others"

  • Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally.

  • Thomas' reaction on first meeting the Risen Christ.

  • "The stance and the expression of the infant Jesus reflects all of that profound theological mystery – that God loves us so much as to give us his only Son – and this was the result, his death and our eternal life."

  • What is it that makes for Spring in Winnipeg?

  • "March 17 celebrates the man and the arrival of Christianity to Ireland. It increasingly celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish throughout the world."

  • A reflection on the songs in our lives that bring hope.

  • Is there a language beyond word?

  • "Lancelot desires complete freedom but at the cost of the joy and fulfilment that comes with taking up responsibility and giving one’s life away to others."  

  • "I have begun a ‘rereading’ period in my life especially during this recent chapter of code orange and red Covid times.  I have returned to the14th Century world in the Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan." 

  • "What’s most important, we can all remember that if we do what is right, in the end we will all do well for ourselves (Genesis 4:7).  This is what God actually says to Cain. " 

  • Money Heist is a popular and enjoyable Spanish crime thriller now shooting it's fourth season for Netflix - but is it something more?

  • " . . . taking Mary as our example we can see how her “Yes” is a yes to all of life no matter what comes. "

  • An untitled poem about our notion of reality.

  • The story of a man named Randy and what happens when he makes a career change.

  • "In one sense for the Na’vi (the indigenous population) to see you simply means that they physically see you.  In a more deeper sense, to see the other means to really “experience” the other, and see the world from their perspective. "

  • "Some religious people said Trump is not to be blamed for C19 American deaths since God will look after them. Some religious people say that God did not cause COVID-19 and it was up to the President Trump to provide leadership during the pandemic."

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