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Down Under – The Red Centre

  by Conor Long THE Red Center of Australia is home to one of the most iconic images in the world. The flickering shadows and changing colours as the light of the sun plays across the surface of Uluru make it one of the most recognisable photos in any album, and as such it was the focal point of our trip to the heart of Australia. Australia is a relatively

Features – She ‘found’ Jesus

by Elizabeth Hitchcock   I travel to India quite a lot and over 15 years from 1999 we built a large school and revamped a group of six  villages.    I also personally accompany Tours to India.   India is a magical, spiritual country and there is always room for surprises, smiles, bright colours and sunshine!

Anthony Walsh and the Nk’Mip

by Carol Gilbert   It was last week’s reports from Cheltenham Festival which reminded me of Anthony Walsh, a name I came across on a visit to the Nk’Mip lands (pronounced “in-Ka-meep”).  The Okanagan First Nation people have lived from time immemorial on lands which are one hour south of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada and ten minutes north of the US Border.

Confessions of a Learner Gardener – Poly-tunnels, potatoes and St. Patrick’s Day

It’s amazing what you can get done in the garden on a three day weekend when the weather’s good. We are now the proud owners of a poly tunnel, having spent the weekend clearing ground, digging trenches and rolling plastic carefully over the metal rib cage of our new gardening room. I am already picturing it filled with a glut of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, courgettes and strawberries, though at the

Letters – need for climate change legislation

Dear Editor,   Michael McCarthy TD and Diarmuid Cohalan are to be congratulated for raising the issue of climate change and the challenge it presents for all of us. It is encouraging to see that there is now broad political agreement on the need for climate change legislation. The level of interest is reflected in over forty submissions being made to the Oireachtas by groups and individuals on the Climate

Rural Eye – Spring sunshine awakens mother nature

THE recent spring sunshine managed to progress the coming of spring more in one day than during the previous month. All of a sudden the daffodils that struggled until then went in to full bloom, grass and vegetation began to raise its head with a swagger indicating that Mother Nature had re-awakened once again for another season. In the aftermath of two months of rain and storms Mother Nature has

An Emigrant’s Diary – wearing the green

AT the time of writing, it’s the morning of St Patrick’s Day here in Calgary so by the time you guys read my column, belated St Patrick’s Day wishes to you all! It’s funny in the sense that a lot of Canadians seem to take this holiday very seriously, and take the actual day off of work to enjoy the celebrations – which is quite ironic seeing as though all

The Cloud of Unknowing – consciousness

by Anne Crossey   As I am in bed unwell, my research material for this week is limited to books and papers within arms reach. That gives me: Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Henry Von Ofterdingen by Novalis, The Enneads of Plotinus translated by Stephen Mackenna, The Psychology of Ecstasy by Austin Osman Spare, Picasso- Landscapes 1890-1912, and a folder of notes from my days as

The Winning Post

 by   Stable Lad   Well, the Cheltenham Festival has passed us by for another year, and while some punters will be counting their good fortune and winnings, it must be said that the vast majority of the punting brigade will be counting their losses, and contemplating just what might have been.