Bore belly button lint or a genuine attempt to understand where to find peace and justice in this world. Guess we’ll know by Wednesday.
2015 Annual Meeting of all the big talkers in world religions. See aarweb.org
That would be more belly button lint. If the little man in the machine would only co-operate or at least learn to spell. He insists upon anticipating what it is I intend to say then proceeds to speak for me. Sigh … So what has really changed for women who might have been scholars?
What has changed for the underclass?
Canada has an underclass?
What has changed for Syrian refugees who went to Jordan?
What about jobs jobs jobs
Oil brings jobs
So they say
Build a pipeline
To save the day
Not in my backyard … Is that what the environmental folks in Ontario and Quebec said? … Did they really say that about crude oil from Alberta?
New Brunswick says OK to hundreds of CNS carloads of crude and millions of barrels …
Did New Brunswickers really say OK? … Or … Is that what Secure Energy Services Inc is saying? Did I hear someting about landfills and saltwater disposal and fracking ponds and … What was that again … Radioactive material management? Well now … Suppose all that radioactive waste eventually needs disposal facilities …
Any cultural backwater would do. Anyplace without those pesky artsy-enviro pests would be the ideal location.
So look around
Find some sleepy town
Where folks are nice
Where jobs are scarce
And artists are few.
Meanwhile … Back in sleepyvale … So close yet so far from Belledune some folks here in Gloucester wonder what is going to happen to our Beautiful Bay of Chaleur? More heavy industry creep?
Who will dare to complain? Certainly not anyone who expects to get a job … Hmmm wonder who gets the contracts … Hmmm wonder why we don’t read about this in our New Brunswick newspapers? Is investigative journalism extinct or merely endangered?
Who … What … Where … Is this Secure Energy Services Inc?
Dunno … Some American company? But but but … Surely we are not selling Crown Corporation held land to … No I am not biased … Not at all … Some of my best friends have been Americans.
By the way … http://canadians.org/blog/supertankers-set-export-tar-sands-east-coast-2015
11 thoughts on “Old Old Story”
Remember when the Fertile Crescent was just a vague place you once heard about from some history teacher who was following … Following what?
It was a place you heard about maybe once or twice, memorized, wrote out on foolscap and as quickly forgot.
Years later we unearth the fragments
And more … All these forgotten women scholars … Why were they forgotten?
In Iran … http://haqislam.org/shaykhah-shuhdah/
In Syria too … http://msamcgill.com/how-islam-empowered-women-fatima-al-samarqandi/
There were women scholars … It is said … Long long ago … http://www.muslimliga.de/archiv/womenhadith.html
Ahh a real woman scholar … They did what!
And the prologue … http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/world/asia/farkhunda-afghanistan-retrial.html?_r=0
Is this story too fantastic to be true?
Did it again, he did. I wished to talk about illuminated manuscripts. He wanted something else.
So life being not fair … she swallows obediently and retires to her scriptorium until her next summons.
Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, 911