Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Work

Someone speaking of giving one’s energy, focus, mind and heart to “the work”. Speaking in a religious context. Do not normally associate “the work” as a term of religious devotion or observance. While much religious adherence involves spiritual struggles, it … Continue reading

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All this search for self-discovery. Seems that the discovery is that of patterns of behaviours, positive and negative. Generally discovered through the observations or questions of others. The concern then becomes what, if any, patterns to change. What some psychologists … Continue reading

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Have a friend who has little interest in things. Gifts of food, perhaps, but forget books or music in tactile form. Online books from the library. Spoken word or visual. No need for collections of anything. Not that such needs … Continue reading

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Who they are

As a last holiday period for some, seems more important to reflect on who they are, rather than who they aren’t. Frustration with elderly parents. Some child saying my mother thinks she is all alone, because her parents and brother … Continue reading

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Paul Horn: Every Particular Story

Wrote about Paul Horn in relation to Christmas jazz. Turns out that there was a profile of him done in the early 60s, as here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Also turns out that he is Canadian, born in … Continue reading

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Vespers to

…Paul Horn, and “We Three Kings“: Influenced by Jazz Vespers, and the way jazz can reinvent so much. On the program Frankly Jazz, hosted by Frank Evans, in the early 1960s. Players of the Paul Horn Quintet at that time … Continue reading

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Jazz Vespers

Saw the notice on the street: Jazz Vespers at Knox Presbyterian Church. Knew the church from other initiatives. Didn’t know what vespers were. Looks like, across Christian denominations, it is primarily associated with an evening service. Attended. Tyson Chen on … Continue reading

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Lie III: Only Faith makes true

There are two ways to be fooled: one is to believe what isn’t true, the other is to refuse to believe what is true. Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love (1847) Email to Neil Remington Abramson, in relation to “Lie” and … Continue reading

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Lie II

In “Lie“, there is the issue of the reactions of a child to the first appreciated lie of one’s parents. In “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town“, Lorne Anderson commented, in part, as follows, from a piece he wrote twenty-three … Continue reading

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Wonder if person is out of element and not doing well, but has family waiting elsewhere, would a free trip to family be the better therapy? Thinking about so many people who come to larger cities from smaller towns and … Continue reading

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