quickie: writing in the deep sea

i was going to post the rest of the october buddhist carnival today but i have a cold and putting together these remaining five or six posts in a way that makes at least some sense seems to be a little much for these gray cells today. so i’ll leave you with a quote by… Continue reading quickie: writing in the deep sea

smoking out poverty: the regina smudge walk

today’s video against poverty is of the regina smudge walk which was held last june. on january 15th, 2007, maclean’s magazine declared regina’s north central to be “canada’s worst neighborhood.” this unflattering portrayal was particularly hard felt by north central’s aboriginal population which numbers roughly 16,000. to some the article was embellished and to others… Continue reading smoking out poverty: the regina smudge walk

stand up against poverty

as promised, a video about poverty every day this week – blog action day week. this one is a moving piece from last year’s day against poverty. again, i want to take this opportunity and both thank some people who have been good to me, and also shamelessly use this linkbait to draw everyone’s attention… Continue reading stand up against poverty

october buddhist carnival – about poverty

the first part of the october buddhist carnival is entirely dedicated to the topic of blog action day 2008: poverty. longing for the begging bowl as usual, we start with a poem. here is a translation from malayalam into in english by k p pradesh – a poem by koyamparambath satchidanandan buddha, this earth is… Continue reading october buddhist carnival – about poverty

pants for poverty

tomorrow is blog action day, and the topic is poverty. i figured, why not post about poverty for the rest of the week? here’s a video by my mennonite friends. the mennonite central committee does an incredible amount of work in the areas of poverty and social action in general. and … the other thing… Continue reading pants for poverty

walking away from guilt: a conversation, part 2

this is a continuation of my blog post a little while ago on helping a person overcome guilt. clara’s and my exchanges were a conversation, with a thread going through it of questions (on my part) and replies (on carla’s). at the end of our process, i asked clara to tell me which questions were… Continue reading walking away from guilt: a conversation, part 2

thank you, mental illness awareness bloggers

today concludes the last day of mental illness awareness week, and the beginning of canadian thanksgiving. i’d like to give thanks, then, to all the bloggers who’ve written about this topic. here is a small selection of them: mental health and poverty the kick-off of “mental illness awareness week” in canada is coming with the… Continue reading thank you, mental illness awareness bloggers