The third in a series exploring the sacred texts of the major religions. From Genesis to Job, the Bible is a moving account of the people Israel struggling to explain the origin and persistence of evil and God’s call to do good. Mary Phil Korsak explains her motives for providing a fresh and earthy translation of ‘Genesis’ as a long poem. Translator Stephen Mitchell relates the power of ‘The Book of Job’ to his own life. And Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins illuminates the wisdom of Hillel in the Talmudic book, ‘The Sayings of the Fathers’.
Monthly Archives: March 2006
I’ve had mild fever and aches and pains the past few days. The doc tells me I have had mild fever and aches and pains… But nothing too serious is discernible. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a great interview, ranging through many books and authors. But who, some may be asking, is Kevin Stevens? The short answer is that he is an ex-pat Boston writer who now lives in Ireland. I have recently read his first novel, The Rizzoli Contract (2003). Even if I had worked out who was at the bottom of the mess a bit soonish, I still loved it. The blurb:
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Lord Malcolm and I had a wonderful lunch at Chinese Whispers in Crown Street, Surry Hills. The duck dish was the best of its kind we have ever had. Towards the end, Lord Malcolm raised the idea of a banquet for his 49th in May, and we agreed this was the place to do it, so that is what will happen, God willing. Read the rest of this entry »
The above is on the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs website, and is a fair summary of the facts as I have observed them growing up in Sutherland Shire, and then later in much more diverse Wollongong, and later again as they became part of my life both personally and professionally, as the partner of a person from Mainland China and as an ESL and ELICOS teacher.
There is a myth that it is all a left-wing plot, Read the rest of this entry »