Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Saturday, December 20, 2003


I can't recall a year since World War 2 when the words "PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN" so clearly expressed the most deeply felt and highest needs of the human world.

That message - the real theme of the Christmas carols - has several times this season been central to the sound in the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. A place, having no outward identification with organized religion, has figuratively been bursting at the seams from the pouring forth of music from choirs, bands, orchestras and audiences expressing precisely those desires for mankind.

Against the ugly forebodinbg clouds of condemnation, criticism, and outright hatred the media carries hourly to the world it seemed especially meaningful that it was the Universities and the "media" including the Edmonton Journal, who were giving support to some of these occasions.

Like a break in the clouds during a threatening storm these words still come through like the sunlight, reminding us that there is a higher order of relationships possible for mankind if only we were listening and learning.

By Sandy

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