S. A. Burnette, A Cpl. As the human world experiences fear and sadness over climate change, “weather bombs,” human misery and natural disasters, and we react emotionally to war both conventional and terrorist, humans will manifest their ill feelings by behaviour not hitherto common.I am repeating myself, I know, when I say we all feel each other’s pain. The living world is a connected tissue of consciousness. The poet John Donne put it very well four centuries ago in his sermon, “No man is an Island.” To that I must add, it is not only humans who are linked in the web, but all sentient beings.Death in a BC high school: madness, chaos, fearWhat happened in an Abbotsford high school to two teenaged girls, at the hands of an insane stranger who attacked without cause, makes any feeling person ache with compassion for the people who love them.
The first is that we’re not precious about material. If something doesn’t work as well as it can, we’ll write something else until we find the thing that really does work. The second factor is that we keep going we don’t stop and say, “That’s good enough.” We keep going until we get the best thing we possibly can, until we’ve exhausted every option that we can think of.
James Westfall, Warren Storm Willie Tee Cypress, John Rankin and Friends, Dr. Quarter Shanty Krewe, Voices of Peter Claver, Young Band Nation Blues Project, Native Nations Intertribal, Resurrection Baptist Church Choir of Schertz Texas, NOCCA presents Carnival of the Animals, Kai Knight’s Silhouette Dance Ensemble, Single Ladies and Men, Nine Times, and Uptown Swingers Social Aid Pleasure Clubs, Di Filippo Marionette, Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team. Chenier the Red Hot Louisiana Band, The Zion Harmonizers, Little Freddie King Blues Band, The New Orleans Suspects, Kristin Diable, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Creole String Beans, Hot 8 Brass Band, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux the Golden Eagles, Flow Tribe, Leah Chase, Victor Goines and Faubourg Quartet present Charlie Parker with Strings, Luke Winslow King, Brass Bed, The Rocks of Harmony, Big Chief Keke and the Comanche Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, NOCCA Allstar Alumni Jazz Jam, Jeffery Broussard the Creole Cowboys, Jo “Cool” Davis with guest Helen Durieux, The Deslondes, Tim Laughlin, New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, The Furious Five, Untouchables, and Big Steppers Social Aid Pleasure Clubs, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Peter Harris, Bill Summers Jazalsa, Wendell Brunious the New Orleans Allstars, Rumba Buena, Kevin Stylez, Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, The Last Straws, Tornado Brass Band, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir, Young Guardians of the Flame, Young Men Olympia Aid, New Look, and First Division Social Aid Pleasure Clubs, Mikayla, OTRA, Kim Che’re, Ray Abshire Cajun Band, Native Nations Intertribal, Capoeira New Orleans, Judy Stock, Nineveh Baptist Church Mass Choir, OperaCreole, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, Franklin Avenue Music Ministry, DJ Raj Smoove, Adella Adella the Storyteller and the Freeman Brothers..