Monthly Archives: August 2010

Adhan & Allah-O-Akbar

One of the most beautiful devotional songs in contemporary music. Traditional, arranged by Abdullah Ibrahim (formerly Dollar Brand), from the album Good News From Africa (1973). Abdullah Ibrahim on piano and vocal, Johnny Dyani on bass and vocal. … Continue reading

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Knowledge And Differences

For Isabelle Ayel Knowledge is usually seen as know-that as opposed to the know-how practical capabilities or skills are described as. But there is a way of describing knowledge that renders both aforementioned species on a par or on the same leve… Continue reading

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Qu’appelle Valley Saskatchewan

Buffy Sainte-Marie is a singer-songwriter and composer of songs like ‘Universal Soldier’, ‘Little Wheel, Spin and Spin’, ‘Up Where We Belong’, ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’, ‘Starwalker’. This song is from her album Sweet America (1976). Born 19… Continue reading

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Don’t Criticize

A short while ago I wrote about some lessons my job has taught me, lessons learned especially in the wee hours of the shift. Interestingly, I forgot one of the more important. It stands in relation to what the great Sufi teacher Pir Vilayat Inayat… Continue reading

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Touch What is Left

A few days ago @morningporch posted a sad dent: Dear Anne Frank, I’m afraid I no longer believe that most people are good at heart. And as you suggested, absent that, idealism crumbles. At first I could sympathize very well, but then I had the fee… Continue reading

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