Remembrance of Things Past: sometimes a tabula rasa, sometimes a palimpsest. Impermanent, transient and always malleable. The only thing we can know with certainty about the past is that others will not have the same memories or the same understanding of those memories as we do.
And goodness. What defines ‘goodness’? Is it a faithfulness to this past we only partially remember, or is it faithfulness to the expectations placed upon us by society? Are we all just wolves constrained by our current existence? What faith must we place in our memories to answer these questions? Continue reading
Just a year ago a paper by Gilles-Eric Séralini published in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize created a stir in the anti-GMO community. It was touted around the world as the definitive proof that GMOs caused cancer, just as many had decided many years ago. This month, the paper was retracted, which means that it has been removed from the archives of the journal, and we should consider that the paper had never been published. Continue reading
Something different in wedding cakes: his and hers Daleks. Dawn Butler of Dinky Doodle Designs in Nottingham, England makes speciality cakes for every occasions. There were created for a Dr Who themed wedding
You may now exterminate the bride and groom, and all the guests.
Dawn Butler and her creations.
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At least in the eyes of the Catholic Church in Mexico. Estimates by Mexican media have suggested that since 2006, approximately 70,000 people have died in the drug wars.and many thousands more have been disappeared. The church’s explanation? Demons.
“We believe that behind all these big and structural evils there is a dark agent and his name is The Demon. That is why the Lord wants to have here a ministry of exorcism and liberation, for the fight against the Devil,” says Father Carlos Triana, a priest, and an exorcist, in Mexico City.
“As much as we believe that the Devil was behind Adolf Hitler, possessing and directing him, we also believe that he (the Devil) is here behind the drug cartels.” Continue reading
Autoway Tires in Japan has a new ad out that shows the need for good traction in the snow when faced with supernatural beings. There’s just nothing worse than being run down by the undead while you sit a spin your tires in the snow.
The ad even comes with a warning.
I hope the winter tires we can buy in Canada are as good as that.
Jeff Friesen is a photographer based in Halifax NS. Along with numerous international awards, he has had his photographs published in such papers as National Grographic, Der Spiegal (Germany), London Daily Mail, Saltscapes, and many others. As a sideline, he plays with Lego. And he plays with skill and wit.
He has assembled dioramas to symbolize each province of Canada, and photographed them. All photos are available on his website. Continue reading
Whenever I struggle with a topic for this blog, another article in the local newspaper by our neighbourhood Naturopath selling her supplements shows up, and inspiration strikes.
Question: I have had sore and weak leg muscles ever since I started cholesterol medication and want to know if there is anything natural that can help?
Answer: Buy Co Enzyme Q. Continue reading
Catholicism is a Christian sect in which the leader makes pronouncements that the majority of followers totally ignore. Catholics have premarital sex, use contraception, divorce and remarry, have gay sex and relationships, and abortions at about the same ration as the general population. All of these actions are completely against the official church stance.
There is even a group known as Catholics for Choice that recognizes the harms caused by the inflexible outdated views espoused by the Vatican. For example, one of the projects they are involved in is the Coalition for Liberty & Justice that promotes both freedom of, and freedom from, religion by recognizing that a privileged status for one set of religious views does not promote religious liberty. Continue reading
Often I accompany my Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal posts with some commentary. This week, the only thing I have to say is that I have a sense of humour stuck in the 7th grade. A little bit of ecological knowledge helps the humour along.
According to India Today, a report has been released in Al Masry Al Youm, also kno9wn as the Egyptian Independent, that translates to the title “”The Misguided Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis”. I have been unable to find this report in the English version of the Independent, and have no way of knowing whether it is on the Arabic site. I like to find original sources when I can, but in this instance I can’t. So, this is sourced to India Today, which seems to be a close as I can get. Therefore, take this as an unconfirmed report. Continue reading