Category Archives: Religion

BURNING THE CHRISTMAS CROSS

Aw shucks, ’tis the season to be both jolly and nostalgic so let’s go back to 1944 and attend a good old fashioned carol service in which my father, the minister, managed to burn the Christmas cross.  I present this … Continue reading

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The United Church of Canute ?

  Legend has it that more than a thousand years ago King Canute of England sat on the seashore ordering the incoming tide to recede. His intention was to demonstrate to the courtiers that the relentless progress of the tide … Continue reading

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Act 2, Cont’d “THE RADICALIZATION OF ARIADNE”, Completed

This continues and completes the experimental blog workshop of my new play dealing with politics, radicalization, religion and on-going war. If you are catching up, the brief outline of the purpose (“And now for something completely different”) is available on the … Continue reading

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Act 2, Sc.1, “THE RADICALIZATION OF ARIADNE”, Continued.

This continues the experimental blog workshop of my new play dealing with politics, religion and on-going war. If you are catching up, the brief outline of the purpose (“And now for something completely different”) is available on the list to the … Continue reading

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Cont’d, “THE RADICALIZATION OF ARIADNE” Act 1, Sc. 2 & 3

This continues the workshop of a play dealing with politics, religion and on-going war. If you missed Act One, Scene 1, see the archive  list to the right.  The brief outline of the purpose is there as well, titled “And now … Continue reading

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“And now for something completely different.”

No, I am not going to try to emulate Monty Python but this may turn out to be equally, if unintentionally, off-the-wall. Not because I intend to write about religion, politics, radicalization and on-going war but because I intend to … Continue reading

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Paradox of Parallels

A paradox is something that seemingly can’t be true but indeed may be true.  In the so-called Israel/Gaza “war” we are faced with a strange paradox of parallels.

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Prime Ministers Mirrored

When I watch the news reports from Gaza and Israel and hear my Prime Minister still declaring that “Canada” stands firmly behind Israel and when I hear his Minister of Foreign Affairs turning the governments‛s pro Israel unilateralism into a … Continue reading

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The Orator — the involuntary resurrection of Col. Ingersoll

Playwriting is a hazardous business and I suppose at my age I should know better than to mess with it.  There is, however, much truth in the old saw, “Too soon old, too late smart”. When I speak of playwriting I mean … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT TO ASSISTED SUICIDE

“Our arrival on this earth is not within our power to initiate. Our departure is our concern and if it needs to be hastened it is we who should have the right to orchestrate it.” Once again I am handing  … Continue reading

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