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Category Archives: Christmas

Success! Bethlehem twins with local Sydney Council

The local Sydney council of Marrickville has now entered into a Sister City relationship with Bethlehem, occupied Palestinian city and birthplace of Christ.The Mayor of Bethlehem, Dr Victor Batarseh and … Continue reading

26 August, 2007 · 2 Comments

Bush and Blair banned from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

UPDATE: 2008 – Footage of Bush’s January visit to Bethlehem suggests that he visited the Church of the Nativity and than the ban may have only been in place in … Continue reading

29 December, 2006 · 2 Comments

Amid dire world conflict, more expressions of friendship and goodwill

Don’t know about you in this Christeidhanukwanzaamas, but I’m exhausted. Seems that just when you get a break after a busy year, the body says to itself “OK, you can … Continue reading

27 December, 2006 · 8 Comments

Merry Christmas!

UPDATED A very Merry Christmas to you and yourn (just learnt from Kilroy this is Olde American), and may it be an enjoyable, safe, reflective and happy one. From Australia … Continue reading

26 December, 2006 · 9 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"