Friday, November 27, 2009

Moderator's Advent Message 2009

I wait and try to love and mostly I hope - I am called to "be the change" as Ghandi said. Thank you God for your constant presence, the Source where I live, and move, and have my being.

later man, jan

Thursday, November 26, 2009


"Such [hateful] acts inspire our deepest fears." -- Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman

Two weeks ago, the Calgary Jewish Community Centre and neighbouring locations, including the Holocaust War Memorial, were defaced with red-paint swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans. In light of what city police are calling "hate crimes," a gathering of support for Calgary's Jewish community will be held at:

The Boyce Theatre
Calgary Stampede Grounds
Thursday, November 26, 2009
5.30 p.m.

Please attend if you are able.

later man, jan

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Paper Boat

The winner of the One Minute To Save the World competition.

The first runner-up in the One Minute To Save the World competition.

Take some time to go to the website and watch some of the others. Our children will inherit whatever we leave behind us. Sad.

later man, jan

Monday, November 23, 2009

Psalm 23

Always John's favourite... Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi tells how he sees the 23rd psalm. I've been following links ever since spending a wonderful weekend listening to Rabbi Rami Shapiro. All the world's religions have so much in common.

here's the video link for the facebook post...

later man, jan

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Women for a Change ask WHY?

In 1993 The UN passed a resolution which declared:

"States should condemn violence against women and pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating it."

16 years later...
At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.


later man, jan

Sunday, November 15, 2009

LightSail in the News...

I have read many science fiction books in my life. One of the biggest ideas for space travel was to somehow use the light from the sun to propel the craft through space.

My subscription to Planetary News has paid off and revealed to me a quote from the New York Times

"Peter Pan would be so happy.

If the launching of LightSail-1 goes off according to plan next year, humans may soon be solar-sailing, as shown in this illustration. About a year from now, if all goes well, a box about the size of a loaf of bread will pop out of a rocket some 500 miles above the Earth. There in the vacuum it will unfurl four triangular sails as shiny as moonlight and only barely more substantial. Then it will slowly rise on a sunbeam and move across the stars."

later man, jan

Friday, November 13, 2009


this is a *must watch*

later man, jan

Monday, November 09, 2009

Berlin Celebrates today - 20 Years since the Fall of the Wall

Congratulations - and enjoy the Festival of Freedom...

later man, jan

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

GoD And DoG by WJ Francisco

here's a link
I was sent to this morning...

and a video that just *has* to be watched...

later man, jan