Reelin’ In the Years – 2011

It’s 2011 and I’m getting lousy at math. So how old am I? Born in ’62. You figure it out. It doesn’t really matter because I didn’t hear this song until after 2011, when Ginger (not her real name) and I parted ways. I ordered some nice burgundy SONY headphones from Amazon and remember hearing […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1988

It’s 1988 and I’m 26 years old. I’ve been studying in India for a year, doing a degree in Comparative Religion. During summer break the heat was intolerable so I returned to Canada where the temperatures are great in the summertime. Somewhat out of touch with Western ways, I immersed myself in family, friends, and […]

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Close, closer, closest

These were taken with my iPhone yesterday. Very low light. The Mass had ended and I was in the middle of a sublime meditation. Photos never really capture the essence of Church because they don’t convey the Holy Spirit. At least, not in the same way as actually sitting there, in person. But I thought […]

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At the feet of the Son

After a downtown Mass I spied this prayer card and almost took it. But then I though, no no, that’s just not right. Some sweet soul left it here and it belongs at the foot of the statue where it was placed. So I took this photo, instead. Turned out way nicer than just the card […]

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Our Lady of Lourdes

Over the holidays TCM broadcast an old film about Bernadette, the young village woman who allegedly saw the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes. It was a good film. Made me think about the whole thing. Here’s a pic of a Catholic church named after all that. Related articles The Immaculate Conception – Apparitions of the […]

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A deep inner beauty

When I tell people that I like to go to catholic mass I often sense some kind of inner reservation from the other person. I’m not surprised. I know why. Or I have a pretty good idea. The Inquisitions, the child abuse, the corruption. Or maybe just the regimentation. Not to forget the sexism. I […]

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Sad about David Bowie’s passing

As much as I believe in the afterlife, I have to admit that I’m still pretty sad about David Bowie’s passing. It’s a strange thing. Especially for those of us who claim to be “contemplative” or “mystically inclined.” We have certain experiences that lead us to believe there is an afterlife. But when people pass, […]

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Good Friday… moon reflecting in a puddle on the driveway… 2:30 a.m.

I went out to do some late night food shopping. Supermarket was closed. But I noticed this moon in a puddle on the driveway. In some strange way, I felt it was appropriate for Good Friday. Related articles velankanni good friday 2015 Celebration on 3-4-2015, Good Friday 2015 Special Celebration in velankanni, Velankanni Church Vailankanni […]

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I’ve been meaning to take a half decent pic of this. It’s by far my favorite nativity scene in Toronto. Related articles Future of Midnight Mass under threat by drunks disrupting traditional service Calvary Church in Bainbridge to perform lighted Nativity play Friday and Saturday Were animals the first proclaimers of Christmas?: Scharper

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away in a manger

I don’t have a smart phone so just take the odd pic with our really old cell phone. I actually like some of the pics I get with this phone because they’re so washed out. Leaves room for interpretation. The only thing I did to this was remove the greenish-yellow color cast that the phone […]

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