Saturday May 3, 2014
Radio address for May 3, 2014, a continuation of the
previous episode. There are lots of reasons not to like cookie-cutter suburban developments, but: there may be an upside.
Mention is made of
by Madeleine L’Egnle and A Wrinkle In Time by C. S. Lewis, and also (somewhat obliquely) of The Great Divorce by John Le Carre. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
Closing music is
An Old Peasant Like Me from the soundtrack. Prince Avalanche
From Ciphers, a book of suburban photography. Photo by Christoph Gielen.
Saturday April 19, 2014
Radio address for April 19, 2014. The gap between the ideal and the actual social fabric in my suburban neighborhood.
As I mention at the end, there’s a Part Two to these thoughts that will be coming in the next address.
Mention is made of communal ovens: here’s
how it worked out in Dufferin Grove Park in Toronto, and there’s also one in Pittsburgh. A couple of Australian women blogged about the idea, and their commenters found all kinds of potential problems with it.
Friday April 11, 2014
Radio address for April 12, 2014. What it means to do low-focus podcasting in a high-focus world, and how to keep it going that way.
I mention my recent haphazard writing on
mystic experience and religious conversion. The extended quote in the middle is from Shunryu Suzuki’s book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.
The ending music is
by The Melodic. (There’s also the album version, but it doesn’t have nearly enough kick compared to their live performances.) On My Way
Saturday February 22, 2014
Radio broadcast for February 22, 2014. A narrative of the first two legs of the trip I took in response to the signal seen on the
Baie Comeau in January: a midnight snowshoe hike in the woods, and boiler-stoking our way over Heston Grade in the train.
The closing music is
by Johnny Flynn. The Ghost of O’Donahue
Saturday January 25, 2014