Wonderings on the Theme of Intention

A Community of Intention January 2018  One of my first acts of 2018 will be to officiate at a wedding…a sacred moment when two people publicly state their intentions, the vows they make to one another and to their relationship. I consider one of the most powerful aspects of a wedding ceremony to be the…

THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg

Here  is a description of the book  we will be discussing on January 11th and 25th at 2pm, at the home of Brian Ling, 440 Carriage Lane, Peterborough. Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step “loop” all habits form in our brains–cue, routine, reward–we can change them, giving us the power…

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE by Karen Armstrong

We will be meeting this month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of December at the home of Linda Palmason 3022 Westridge Blvd at 2pm.  All are invited for these discussions. In the lucid yet reflective manner that is Armstrong’s trademark, The Spiral Staircase recalls her painful early life as a nun, her even more painful reentry…

A Community of Hope – December 2017

I find it rather curious that as I am preparing our community for a journey through HOPE for the month of December, I am also preparing myself for a medical leave. (If this is the first time you’ve heard of this, check the special announcement that went out to our email list on November 20.) …

A Community of Legacy – November 2017

There’s a brand new book out about Old Turtle, called Questions of the Heart. The last question is one that Old Turtle says is asked by each dawn, and whispered by the first morning breeze. The question is, “Who are you, and how will you live this day?” And, says the book, “we give our…

Freedom Evolves – Daniel Dennett

The book for November is Freedom Evolves.  The gatherings will be held at Gillie Trowbridge’s home, 24 Cricket Place at 2pm on November 9 & 23. Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers “yes!” Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how…

LOVE LIVES HERE. END WHITE SUPREMACY

A self-proclaimed white nationalist/ white supremacist has called for a rally in Peterborough on September 30. And so…Nogojiwanong / Peterborough is calling for a pro-active response. An informal collective of concerned citizens has spent the past 2 weeks collaborating on a response and is spreading the word for groups and individuals to sign a Unity…