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by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

“First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. … I’m guided by a signal in the heavens, I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.”                                  

-- Leonard Cohen, First we take Manhattan

Part Two

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by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

“The West is the best. /  Get here, and we’ll do the rest.”

                                                -- Jim Morrison, the Doors, Blue Bus

In the beginning, two words

I do not often fare into the waters of moral judgements, but in this column I do. My morals and ethics, or “values” as the modern vocabulary seems to prefer,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

John McDermott is an international recording star and household name.

Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 06 2017

There’s a new mural jazzing up the 400 Block of Victoria Street next to the Capitol Theatre.

The large mural is part of a project initiated by the Nelson Heritage Working Group and Touchstones Museum.

Local Art Educator Amber Santos said the Heritage Working Group's Youth Heritage Mural is in partnership with the Nelson Youth Centre Youth Action Network.

The large-scale...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

“I cheat and I lie, I do what I have to do, to get by But I know what is wrong and I know what is right — And I die for the truth, in my secret life.”

-- Leonard Cohen, In my secret life

Interiority and Spirituality

The one place we all hold most private, most...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Sep 11 2017

A retrospective selection

Believing as I do that history is of profound importance, I seek to discern the purposes and themes I have explored with constancy over the years of publishing this column. I hope by doing this to present a coherent statement of the issues and interests that have stirred current events in culture, politics, economics,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

Attention musicians!  During the Rossland Acoustic Music Camp , from the evening of September 29  to October 1, 2017, the red-roofed church ―and now school ― at First Avenue and Queen Street  will ring with music, as musicians fill it with sound to sharpen their playing skills.  Seven Summits Centre for Learning hosts this first-ever event for Rossland  at its...

by City of Trail on Thursday Aug 24 2017

The City of Trail and the Trail Historical Society (THS) are pleased to announce that the operations, management and staffing of the museum and archives will become the responsibility of the City of Trail, effective September 1, 2017.  This new operating structure aligns with the opening of the Riverfront Centre in early 2018 and transfers Sarah Benson’s current THS role of Director, Museum...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

This continues the discussion begun in last week's column.

Greek Science, Israelite Religion, Human Selfhood

Egyptian ideas of a ka and a ba make a distinction between the experience-self [personality] and the animal-being [life-force]. Hebrew words for living being [nephesh hhayyah] and for breath-of-life...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

The muggle problem

Anyone familiar with the Harry Potter universe knows what a muggle is: a human being without magical ability. The word communicates a depth of low valuation, a dismissive judgement of people who cannot do what Harry and his ilk can do [though the better sort of magic-endowed feel responsible for protecting muggles from evil magicians].
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