PostArctica: Come To Standing Rock!

Inspired by veterans at the site I wrote this song tonight. My gift. Feel free to add, subtract, change, whatever it takes to make this a great song.   We have blood and dirt on our hands from all these son’s and daughter’s commands we never really did very much for the land but now ...

PostArctica: Great Day At Dawson Community Centre.

I went to dances at this place as a teenager so it’s extra cool to have had a chance to hang out today at the annual Race for Kids/ Street Festival organized by the Dawson Community Centre, one of the truly great community organizations on the island of Montreal. Ok, so it was hot today, ...

mark a rayner: New Fiction: Empty Space Times Two

This piece is probably the most straight-up sentimental thing I’ve ever written, but I’m quite chuffed to join the ranks of the writers who have been published by The Saturday Evening Post. (That includes, you guessed it, my literary hero, Kurt Vonnegut.) In case you’re wondering, it’s NOT autobiographical, though I did take a typing ...

PostArctica: Peace On Earth

I want to wish all my friends a very happy holiday season. I know some of you have suffered great loss this past year, or have had some personal crap go down, and for most of us life has a way of sometimes just raining on our parade. I am thinking of you these days ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

A Puff of Absurdity: Sex Ed Redux

The papers are full of stories about the fight for and against new sex education legislation.  Wynne seems to be holding her ground this time, though, so I’m not sure any of the debating will come to anything.  But it’s raised some interesting questions and ideas, and provoked a long talk with my 10-year-old daughter, ...

Dead Wild Roses: All About Love: bell hooks.

Just started reading Hooks’ treatise on Love.  Only twenty two pages but already word-gold is present:   One of the most important social myths we must debunk if we are to become a more loving culture is the one that teaches parents that abuse and neglect can coexist with love.  Abuse and neglect negate love.  ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

It’s all about love, after all.

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

* It’s time to drop the hate and embrace the love.

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

A love story. Get your hanky ready. * If you want to watch a longer version of this story, check out the video below.

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Something to consider on Earth Day weekend – maybe before negotiating any kind of international deals, world leaders should greet each other the way these strangers do; the world would be a safer place for all of us, I think.

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

This is incredibly beautiful – newborn twins sharing a bath respond to each other like they are still in the womb. *

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: If we have love in a time of cholera, what if do we do we have in a time of swine flu?

Interesting question, but I’m not convinced that swine flu is the next killer pandemic, mostly because of Kang’s Corollary. Kang’s Corollary? You know Murphy’s Law, right: “Anything that can go wrong, will.” Kang’s Corollary is: “Anything that can go wrong, … Continue reading →

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Love, sympathy and mutual aid are natural – we have to be taught to be greedy little narcissists

    During a California wildfire rescue workers ran out of crates to place rescued animals, forcing them to put a fawn and a bobcat kitten in an office together. When they got back they found that fawn and the bobcat cuddling and the pair became inseparable.   Yes, compassion, love and solidarity are natural. ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Some inspiring thoughts from Woody Harrelson, for your Saturday morning: *

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Things Are Good: Lovebots Invade Toronto

Lovebots are a fun art project that aims to fill Toronto with little concrete robots. The goal is to remind people that the city is a lovely place filled with nice people. No fewer than 100 2′ tall concrete statues of Lovebot will be put on display in “secret locations” across the city. Like humans, ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit