Monthly Archives: January 2014

jan 30 Great Lakes Ice

Thursday  January 30   Great Lakes Ice A friend sent me this article from MLive.  I reverses a trend that had been going on for a few years, less and less ice cover on the big lakes meant that sunshine … Continue reading

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Wed Jan 29 – MLK day through February

Wednesday January 29 – Beloved Community Weather.com says that it’s +1º at 7:20 am, heading up to 17º.    Sunny and windy.    Back to work. Today’s post is a reminder that a Student-Life-led  committee has planned events and on-campus posters … Continue reading

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Jan 27 — rape and revolutionary love

Monday January 27 Last week Provost Zarkowski  posted an invitation for a Sexual Conduct Policy Workshop this coming Friday afternoon at 3:00 in the PDR.  It’s one of three events offered by Dr Harry Brod (the other two are Thursday … Continue reading

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Jan 24 about long nights and guardian angels

Friday, January 24, 2014 Some friends live in Stockholm, a lot closer to the Arctic Circle than we are in Motown; both cities have cold snaps today. We have 2 hours and 12 minutes more daylight than they. My friends … Continue reading

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Jan 23, repetition of Oct 2 “Holy Dark”

In The Spiritual Exercises  St. Ignatius teaches various methods of prayer.  One of the most important he calls “Repetition.” (“Attention should be paid to some more important places in which I have found understanding, consolation, or desolation.” Sp Ex # 118). … Continue reading

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Jan 22 Anastasia Baburova

Wednesday January 22  Anastasia Baburova  poet and journalist and human rights fighter. I’m not sure how this post took the two turns it did.  Turn # 1, looking out an east-facing window in Lansing Reilly a few minutes ago I … Continue reading

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Feb 28 African American History Month at UDM

Starting around 1956 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began to call the world to create the “Beloved Community.”  He explained:  “I am not talking about some emotional bosh when I talk about love . . . you love those who … Continue reading

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Jan 17 – an invitation at week’s end

Friday  January 17,  “what amazes you with joy”  I’ve found the week’s news wore me down some.   Lots of slam-bang excitement at the new-look Cobo Center’s auto show;  a roller-coaster ride with Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings as its process approaches … Continue reading

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Jan 16 Two Penguins

Thursday  January 16,   Two Penguins Enough hard nosed poetry,  flinty and anvil hard.  Not all work life is tough;  some parts are just funny. Two Penguins Video Hint:  play this 4-5 times; Have a good day. john st sj

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Wed Jan 15 “like a human being”

Wednesday January 15 “like a human being” Jean Vanier is 86 now, the son of the 19th Governor General of Canada. He served with the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II and received a PhD … Continue reading

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