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  • In Isolation: April 26, “The Quiet of the Water”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. Day Four of Earth Day/Week/Month. Walter Farquharson had his own motivation for the birthing of today’s poem which you can read in his commentary for “The Quiet of the Water”. Whenever I read or sing these words, however, […]

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  • In Isolation: April 25, “Give Thanks to God”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. Earth Day Three. It feels quite natural to offer a Thanksgiving lyric to recognize Earth Day. Over the past four decades, I have had many rich experiences and profoundly meaningful relationships with the people of the Canadian prairies. […]

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  • In Isolation: April 24, “To Show by Touch and Word”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. As mentioned in my April 23 entry, I’ve decided to honour this 50th anniversary year of Earth Day by selecting a series of hymn/song lyrics from the website which feature a focus on spirituality as related to ecology […]

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  • In Isolation: April 23, “Only One Earth”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. “Only one…” Yesterday was Earth Day. Well, actually today is Earth Day. I try to write these blog entries on the night before they’re posted. So really I’m reflecting on the day but, here on the North American […]

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  • In Isolation: April 22, “Caterpillar”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. “The song ‘Caterpillar’ invites laughter and play. For children, for adults, for adults who have forgotten how to be children.” Today’s opening words are from Walter Farquharson’s “Comments about Song”. I reached a point today where I could […]

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  • In Isolation: April 21, “As Children of Your Love”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. A simple message from the heart today: As a prayer for all who are grieving the tragic and senseless losses in Nova Scotia, today I simply offer Walter’s words from a hymn we wrote together more than 45 […]

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  • In Isolation: April 20, “Christ of the Sad Face”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. Sunday was a heartbreaking day in Canada. In addition to the predictable COVID-19 near-monopoly on the news cycle, word began spreading like a virus of totally unexpected horror from Nova Scotia. For those who may be reading this […]

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  • In Isolation: April 19, “Silent Spring Song”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. I was first introduced to the work of biologist/researcher/author/ Rachel Carson while in secondary school. I was privileged to have a biology teacher who was so taken with her work that he coloured outside the lines in terms […]

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  • In Isolation: April 18, “Hear Us, Creator, as We Pray”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. I’m thinking a lot about food today. Stories have begun to bubble up in frightening ways for those able to see the implications which lie within items not yet making it to prominent sections of the news cycle. […]

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  • In Isolation: April 17, “A Questioning Song”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. I missed making a post yesterday. Christina and I were deep into another project all day and well into the night. When she came down to my studio to ask if I had “completed tomorrow’s ‘In Isolation’ post […]

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