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Making of the Land and Humankind

First of all, you can’t read just one of the big novels, one of his epics. If you read one you naturally reach for the other. 268 more words

Books

"Make Peace"

“Thru the bickering
And the blame.
On top a mountain of disdain.

My apology reverberates
And my conscience undulates.
Freedom!”

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Poetry

Labour to keep in your breast that spark of Celestial fire called conscience
-George Washington

There seem to be an entity that exists in the depths of man, such as that which sets aflame that inner core, when a rather deliberate misdeed is done.

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Straight Yarns

Global Casualty

I am a casualty of the casualties of unintentioned people
I am captive by my plight and sentenced to death by armies of cell-phone having, dog walking, organic chip eating ranks of the intentionally unconfronted… 109 more words

Poetry

The Broken Compass

Many, if not most, today consider the idea of guilt to be an oppressive, outdated concept, usually associated with the repressive wiles of institutional religion, and that the only way to achieve a true sense of healing and freedom is by telling ourselves that we are personally not at fault – there is nothing to feel guilty about. 872 more words

Culture

CCRF Chair Confronts Toronto Star Writer on Anti-Faith Bigotry

TORONTO – The chair of a noted human rights organization has taken to task a Toronto Star journalist over alleged anti-religious bigotry in a recent article. 159 more words

Adultery By Carol Ann Duffy

I came across Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, Adultery while leafing through “The New Poetry”, edited by Michael Hulse, David Kennedy and David Morley (Bloodaxe Books), yesterday evening. 21 more words