Our editor finds a video clip of Dan L. Hays talking about a powerful dream he had which he incorporated into his book, Freedom’s Just Another Word. Dan grew up as the child of alcoholic parents and his healing journey has inspired so many others who have been through similar experiences.
Archives for October 2010
Past Massey lecturers have included Stephen Lewis, crusader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa; R.C. Lewontin, a pioneer in evolutionary theory, genetics and molecular biology; and Ursula Franklin, respected feminist and research physicist. And this year? Douglas Coupland. Julie needed to see and hear this icon of cool with her own eyes.
The experiences of our ancestors offer us wisdom for surviving today’s crises.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation and wondered what Mozart might say? Chopin? How about Frank Zappa? Here are some thought provoking quotes by famous musicians, past and present.
Michael Lebowitz takes us into the dark heart of the ultimate dysfunctional relationship. Put simply, it’s not so simple.
I walk into the once inviting lobby of this Halifax water front hotel and am immediately assailed by the reek of tobacco, stale beer and a hint of unwashed flesh. The high-pitched chiming and ringing of the gaming machines almost drowns out the low hum of human voices. Every once in a while a bell […]
What’s a woman to do when she leaves country living long behind for an urban lifestyle but can’t get the the soundtrack of country music out of her head? They say confession is good for the soul.
Lorne Daniel travels to San Miguel, a UNESCO world heritage site, in search of a walkable, pedestrian-friendly city. He doesn’t find it, but that doesn’t mean automobiles rule the road in this Mexican city.
Righteous indignation became my badge of honor. Whenever I saw someone being mistreated, taken advantage of, or just plain bullied, I would stand up for the downtrodden, no matter who or what they represented. I realize now that all that righteous indignation took up a ton of my energy in my 20s, 30s and 40s.
If 99% of the world’s religions are to be believed, the lion’s share of our strange, bittersweet journey on this earth is a quest in learning how to live right. Kind of backwards, isn’t it? Here we are, marvels of bio-kinetic technology, cracked out of the box in mint condition – only to spend the next eighty or so years writing our own user manuals.