This year, Sahil became taller than me, at 14 years 6 months age.
On this occasion, I looked back on some walks together
The writer Peter Drucker said that the predominant need in our culture was for individuals to make their lives useful to themselves and others, and he believed that non-profit organizations were best suited to do that.
According to Peter, non profits organizations were most effective in establishing “the functioning community and functioning democracy of tomorrow”.
This year, through a deeper touch with some such voluntary organizations which impact culture, like Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science centre, Peel Art Gallery and Museum Archives, YMCA, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Riverwood conservancy, we explored the themes of Functioning community.
We also looked back at some past years-walks through Libya, Malta, India and the different communities like BNHS-Bombay Natural history society, Museum of Fine Arts-Malta, The Sukh Sagar Indian Community centre-Malta and reflected on how such organizations shape our perspective.
Through readings- Like Chris Hadfield’s experience on Life , seeing movies like -Namesake based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel of the same name, we explored in depth, the Art of Reading themes told in the course by Tim Spurgin.
The Colonel Says
We discussed the many lessons from this book, after visits to the Ontario Science Centre
EDWARDS GARDENS-Toronto Botanical Society- This year Sahil became taller than me
THE RHODODENDRON SOCIETY OF CANADA-Edwards Gardens-Leslie Street-Toronto
ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE Ontario Science Centre hold many interesting theme based exhibitions apart from having a very interesting permanent collection. We saw “Brain”, “The Science of Rock and Roll” and “Myth busters” and went into the world of “Lemurs” in Madagascar and “The Universe-Through Hubble”
DARWIN’S DREAM PONDS- Toronto Zoo..Exploring Lake Malawi
GIANT PANDA EXPERIENCE
Giant Panda..comparing with bears of North America
Riverwoood walks 1
MERCHANT OF VENICE
Many lovely hours spent at Port Credit- Discussing Nuances of Literature
How Shakespeare created characters such as Shylock and Falstaff, who outgrew the confines of their play, and talk to people through the centuries.
I’ll treat you as badly as you Christians taught me to—
and you’ll be lucky if I don’t outdo my teachers.
Through the many journeys, the young boy makes, one sees the unfolding of new realities. The writer-psychologist Phil McGraw tells that these are the small things which make up life and we should cherish each such moment. The differences of catching the different routes of MIWAY . Last year, he used to go by shared car pool.
This year, he wants to explore the society, through Miway.
” Yesterday I took 3 E and 5 S and took around an hour or a bit more to come to school, but today when I took 26 E and 5 S, I arrived in just 35 minutes (not counting the time it takes to go to the first bus stop in either time).”
As I look back on the photographs, notes, journals we have kept over the years I remember our many journeys together.
A psychologist, interested in mindfulness practices.
I practiced medicine as a radiologist for 23 years in India and Libya as a radiologist before shifting to Canada.
A regular diarist, journaling since 1983
Reading journal : gracereadings.com
A veritable ‘Travelogue’…..be useful as a brochure. 😉
Sukh sagar is adorable really!!!
Sukh sagar is adorable really!!! We must be thankful to them for preserving ‘Indian culture of giving and enduring the nature!’
indian culture with a mediterrranean touch.I came to know of ladies who introduced “Ghee” and “Ladoos” to the community, made File-Folders of Bhajans..lot of background work
Hey its nyccc hear……!!!!
Indians r d best. …….
u 2 will feel know! !!
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