Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
Easter. Was it in defiance? A standing room only crowd at the cathedral in Sydney. Who can explain community reaction to recent history?
The liturgy was a total knock out. Grandiose and thrilling music. Widor et al thundered out while elegant choristers enriched the proceedings - and how ! Many would find all this alien or worse but liturgy such as this has a long heritage good and bad as it is.
At the same time, acknowledging the human weaknesses, dreadful abuse, the folly, and the extravagantness of the institution.
Maybe pre-vatican 2 conservatism has no role in the music ministry. Be grateful for small mercies.
Friday, April 19, 2019
Smiths Lake. Not far from here. The smallish tranquil lake is undeveloped. A natural environment.
Bob Brown, environmental elder, arrives in convoy at Parramatta Park tomorrow Saturday for a short rally, 12md, on the long road to Queensland. STOP ARDANI Rally - the proposed coal mine.
The next rally is in Coffs' tomorrow and so on details are on line. Donate.
Who will actually draw the line and take a stand, even while it hurts, to stop carbon pollution. It will cost us but is a priority. We will learn to afford what really counts.
The major political parties are unsympathetic on this point. Labor is not 'sticking its neck out'. Shame on them. Climate change policy is given no priority in electioneering. Data suggests the electorate seeks policies to address climate change.