Monday, May 28, 2007

Long Time...

...since I posted to this blog. Been busy - convocation, working, gardening, annual church Conference meeting. At Conference, which was in Montreal, Quebec, I went to a workshop led by a couple from the Mohawk community at Kanesetake - it's famous for the 1990 confrontation between Mohawk activists on one side and the Quebec provincial police and Canadian Army on the other. They began presenting about work translating the Hebrew Scriptures into Mohawk - only the Gospels have been translated previously. But the discussion soon turned to conditions within the community, which has 75 percent unemployment (!). I visited places in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Americas, which have lower unemployment levels.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Gunner Palace the title of a documentary on a US Army artillery unit in Baghdad four months after the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime. After watching it I read the Newsweek article on chaplains in Iraq: