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Greece is a great place to face the question of just what beauty is. There is of course that place on the hill. And it really is wonderful. And then there is the everyday backyard that you might glance in as you pass… So if I was given to musing philosophically I might ask myself

Beauty

Greece is a great place to face the question of just what beauty is. There is of course that place on the hill. And it really is wonderful. And then there is the everyday backyard that you might glance in as you pass… So if I was given to musing philosophically I might ask myself

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I am sitting in a beautiful square in Rhodes, and listening (not eaves-dropping mind you) to a conversation at the next table. There is that glorious mixture of long-term world travellers which can be encountered in many such moments across the planet. People who never settle, who keep moving and are odd/charming/unconventional/interesting/don’t quite fit in/charismatic…travellers.

The smartest person in the world

I am sitting in a beautiful square in Rhodes, and listening (not eaves-dropping mind you) to a conversation at the next table. There is that glorious mixture of long-term world travellers which can be encountered in many such moments across the planet. People who never settle, who keep moving and are odd/charming/unconventional/interesting/don’t quite fit in/charismatic…travellers.

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Guess where we still are? There is an old building up on the hill. Acropo something? Gonna be just great when they finish building it. The computer I am using has big problems uploading pics so you will have to use your mind’s eye for this post. And they continue for us. The wonderful experiences,

Still here. Thinkin about stuff

Guess where we still are? There is an old building up on the hill. Acropo something? Gonna be just great when they finish building it. The computer I am using has big problems uploading pics so you will have to use your mind’s eye for this post. And they continue for us. The wonderful experiences,

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We are now in Greece…and with this little guy… …we (that is…him) are receiving a lot of attention. And after a month or more on the road, our son is being remarkable. And I think constantly of the things which I am always commenting on: for example, the need humans have for connection and belonging.

Safety, security, belonging

We are now in Greece…and with this little guy… …we (that is…him) are receiving a lot of attention. And after a month or more on the road, our son is being remarkable. And I think constantly of the things which I am always commenting on: for example, the need humans have for connection and belonging.

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When as an Australian, you encounter a sign like the one that (I hope) appears below. You know not only that you are not in Australia…you are most emphatically in England. Names like Proklington Green, Toddington, Heathers Corner, Rickmansworth, Smelters Meadow, Dunstable, Swithersley Common…tend to reveal something. And of course, it’s possible I am just

What’s in a name…and differences

When as an Australian, you encounter a sign like the one that (I hope) appears below. You know not only that you are not in Australia…you are most emphatically in England. Names like Proklington Green, Toddington, Heathers Corner, Rickmansworth, Smelters Meadow, Dunstable, Swithersley Common…tend to reveal something. And of course, it’s possible I am just

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I have no idea why this post appears to be oddly arranged on some computers and less so on others…I will ask Jacob about it when we return. In the meantime, you might have to match my comments to the appropriate pictures as you read. Oh..and we are continuing to have a most wonderful, inspiring

Priorities

I have no idea why this post appears to be oddly arranged on some computers and less so on others…I will ask Jacob about it when we return. In the meantime, you might have to match my comments to the appropriate pictures as you read. Oh..and we are continuing to have a most wonderful, inspiring

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We find ourselves still in an extraordinary environment. Reminded constantly that we are not at home. Though we do also feel ‘at home’ and very, very welcome. And we are continuing our learning continuing talking with Canadians, and spending a lot of time with First Nations people talking about our different countries and where we

Other worlds, world Indigenous…and snow

We find ourselves still in an extraordinary environment. Reminded constantly that we are not at home. Though we do also feel ‘at home’ and very, very welcome. And we are continuing our learning continuing talking with Canadians, and spending a lot of time with First Nations people talking about our different countries and where we

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So just in case you thought we were sitting at home and making all this up…here you are with pictures…real ones, not photoshop…in the middle of it all. Canada’s snow was meant to be all finished they tell us. Happily for us…not so. Very excitement!

Yes, we are really here

So just in case you thought we were sitting at home and making all this up…here you are with pictures…real ones, not photoshop…in the middle of it all. Canada’s snow was meant to be all finished they tell us. Happily for us…not so. Very excitement!

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I am in the land of the Anishinaabek, people of the land of this part of Canada. And I am told by my friend Kelly Brownbill who is a canadian first nations Mi’kmaq woman of mixed lineage that the indigenous teachings here include the gifts of the 7 grandfathers: Love Humility Courage Respect Truth Honesty

Gifts

I am in the land of the Anishinaabek, people of the land of this part of Canada. And I am told by my friend Kelly Brownbill who is a canadian first nations Mi’kmaq woman of mixed lineage that the indigenous teachings here include the gifts of the 7 grandfathers: Love Humility Courage Respect Truth Honesty

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We came here for many reasons. Learning being one of them. A few days ago I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the final session of the Indigenous Voices Cafe here in Barrie about an hour North of Toronto. The round table discussion Cafe being an initiative of the Native Community and Social Development

Learning

We came here for many reasons. Learning being one of them. A few days ago I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the final session of the Indigenous Voices Cafe here in Barrie about an hour North of Toronto. The round table discussion Cafe being an initiative of the Native Community and Social Development

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