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It wasn’t until much later that we knew how she got up there

Betty Goodwin, b.Montreal 1923, d. Montreal 2008

Betty Goodwin, b.Montreal 1923, d. Montreal 2008

South America

On December 14 Helen&Kevin&Matt&Linnea&Hilary&Hannah flew to Peru, and then Argentina. Here is a tidbit of the Jenkins 2008 Christmas. Thank you to Linnea for the stellar photographs.

The Beauty of Blather

I put my thoughts in print in the latest Mars’ Hill issue, read the digitized version here.

Be productive while doing nothing

Podcasts! They allow you to do the menial tasks of the day while getting an edumacation.  My favorites are:

BBC Documentries

Westside Kings Church

Podcast Village

and of course, NPR

On an unrelated but equally important note, this website will keep you up-to-date on the vancity musical happenings.

Pullman fights for his right to write

The Golden Compass has been listed as one of the most challenged books of 2007 for religious viewpoint – read Pullmans defense here  and join the discussion on censorship.  Is entertaining the idea that God doesn’t exist too heavy for young readers to handle?

I am a story teller,” he said. “If I wanted to send a message I would have written a sermon.

My basic objection to religion is not that it isn’t true; I like plenty of things that aren’t true. It’s that religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good.


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