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Newsletter: 2020 October

“When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives.” – Yo-Yo Mah (1955 – ), American cellist. This year, October begins with the mid-autumn/mooncake festival (1st). Celebrated since the early Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC) as a harvest ritual, today, families and friends gathered around, enjoyed offerings (tea, wine,…
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Newsletter: 2020 September

“There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view”. – Johann Wolfgang con Goethe (1749 – 1832), German poet, writer, state-man.  Other than the Independence Day celebration in Brazil (7th), September will see several festivities and religious observations. The Taoists will observe the Ghosts festival on the 2nd (15th day of…
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Newsletter: 2020 August

“When you are moving toward an objective,” said Petrus, “it is very important to pay attention to the road. It is the road that teaches us the best way to get there, and the road enriches us as we walk its length.” – The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho (1947 – ), Writer, lyricist. Starting with…
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Newsletter: 2020 July

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King Jr., Social activist, Peace Prize Laureate(1929 – 1968) There are several national day celebrations this month. Starting with the “Canadian Day” (1st July), followed by the “Independence Day” for the Americans (4th July), then the “Bastille…
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Newsletter: 2020 June

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” – Desmond Tutu, Archbishop, Nobel Peace laureate 1931- June 20th will mark the summer solstice and start the summer season for the northern hemisphere, while those living in the southern hemisphere will begin its winter. It is now almost six months…
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Newsletter: 2020 May

“A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you…” – Rumi, Persian poet, 1207-1273 -Life has become very different for many of us under the lockdown and safe distancing measures to tackle Covid-19.
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