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Shining Raven
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  • Cranbrook, BC
  • Canada
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Mission Statement

"I am not getting a life, I am life."  (paraphrase of E. Tolle)


If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? - Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

As a man among men I am loving and compassionate.

 

 

Mission:  

I help build a better by being honest with myself and honest with others.


As a New Warrior I chose to work in the area of communications and governance with a special eye to facilitating openness and accountability.  I believe actions follow mission - and by my actions you will know my mission.

My shadows lurks around issues of control and anxiety about outcomes.  I also tend to be self-referenced when I really want to hear another person. 

 

My work is to be mindful.   I want to act without ego.

 

My chosen name - Shining Raven - captures light and shadow in a West Coast totem way and speaks to who I am and how I am.  My heart lies most of all in British Columbia - the mountains, the deserts, the salt chuck, the inland waterways.   The west is my home and the home of my grandfathers.  

 

I give away my power if I reveal my shadow name.

 

- Richard +
Shining-Raven

 

 

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Bob Bowers and Shining Raven are now friends
Jun 16, 2011
Shining Raven liked Jim Stephens's blog post Technology
Mar 30, 2011
Shining Raven left a comment for Bob Bowers
"Welcome Bob.   From the other system admin."
Mar 26, 2011
Shining Raven posted a blog post

Family of Men - Calgary Alberta

I came across a story in our local paper about a men's shelter in Calgary that takes in male victims of domestic abuse.   Here is the link to the Society that is running it.    Family of Men   See More
Mar 25, 2011
Jim Stephens commented on Shining Raven's blog post Pretty Pieces Selected Specially
"When you rob Peter to pay Paul you make Peter a Paul bearer!"
Mar 21, 2011
Shining Raven commented on Shining Raven's blog post Pretty Pieces Selected Specially
"If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.   Posted Mar 20 2011 Source:  Anon"
Mar 21, 2011
Jim Stephens liked Shining Raven's blog post The Jungle's Edge - by Marjorie Fish (edited by Ann and Richard Fairchild)
Mar 16, 2011
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The Jungle's Edge - by Marjorie Fish (edited by Ann and Richard Fairchild)

My grandmother wrote a book about colonial life in British Malaya in the 1910s through to the mid 1930s.   She was the mistress of a rubber plantation, having married the manager in Ceylon and moved to the Far East a few weeks later.  I would love to hear feedback on the text and on the forward. The…See More
Mar 15, 2011
Shining Raven posted a blog post

The Jungle's Edge - by Marjorie Fish (edited by Ann and Richard Fairchild)

My grandmother wrote a book about colonial life in British Malaya in the 1910s through to the mid 1930s.   She was the mistress of a rubber plantation, having married the manager in Ceylon and moved to the Far East a few weeks later.  I would love to hear feedback on the text and on the forward. The…See More
Mar 15, 2011
Christen M. Petersen commented on Shining Raven's blog post "If" by Rudyard Kipling
"Kipling was a warrior!"
Mar 1, 2011
Shining Raven posted a blog post

"If" by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard KiplingIf If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with…See More
Feb 10, 2011
Shining Raven commented on Shining Raven's blog post Pretty Pieces Selected Specially
""... yet see how elastic our stiff prejudices grow when once love comes to bend them"   Posted:  Feb 03 2011 Source: Herman Melville:  Moby Dick"
Feb 3, 2011
Shining Raven posted a blog post

The End of Men

In the early 21st century men’s roles are in a profound state of flux, as the worst recession in since the 1930’s has destroyed millions of male jobs. Men are facing an uncertain future and a starker choice: adapt or perish.   So says the promotional text for another high quality CBC Doc Zone presentation of "The End of Men".   Check it out by reading the article and/or viewing the promotional video extract.    How is your life? What are you doing Thursday night? I am setting my PVR on the way…See More
Feb 2, 2011
Shining Raven commented on Shining Raven's blog post Pretty Pieces Selected Specially
"It is better to live and learn than to die in ignorance.   Posted: Feb 02 2011 Source: Shining-Raven"
Feb 2, 2011

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June 20, 2004
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British Columbia

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Family of Men - Calgary Alberta

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 7:38pm 0 Comments

I came across a story in our local paper about a men's shelter in Calgary that takes in male victims of domestic abuse.   Here is the link to the Society that is running it.    Family of Men

 

 

 

The Jungle's Edge - by Marjorie Fish (edited by Ann and Richard Fairchild)

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 8:43am 0 Comments

My grandmother wrote a book about colonial life in British Malaya in the 1910s through to the mid 1930s.   She was the mistress of a rubber plantation, having married the manager in Ceylon and moved to the Far East a few weeks later.  I would love to hear feedback on the text and on the forward.

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"If" by Rudyard Kipling

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 3:24pm 1 Comment

Rudyard Kipling
If
 
If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too; 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, 
Or, being…
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The End of Men

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

In the early 21st century men’s roles are in a profound state of flux, as the worst recession in since the 1930’s has destroyed millions of male jobs. Men are facing an uncertain future and a starker choice: adapt or perish.  

 

So says the promotional text for another high quality CBC Doc Zone presentation of "The End of Men".   Check it out by reading the article and/or viewing the promotional video extract.   

 

How is your life? What are you doing Thursday…

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Raven Loves The West Coast - and everywhere Canada

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

The older I get the more patriotic I become.   I have always admired my own country.   I love our national spirit, which has become more and more clear and definite about itself over the last 40 years.   As a man among men I have a certain pride about my country that I want to be able to continue unabated into the future.   Our leaders may have spent money on the Olympics rather than on child poverty, but right now today - I am proud to be Canadian.   …

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Shining Raven Is Told To Calm Down

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

The doctor has spoken.   Prayer, meditation, mindfulness, calm-centeredness, not thinking or talking so much are all on.   Squawking all the time is not on.   That is hard my friends.  But in that spirit another man shared this link on u-tube.    I like it a lot.    Click to view.   Ojibwa Prayer 

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At 4:04pm on November 15, 2010, Man Woman said…
Sounds rather scitzophrenic.
At 4:00pm on November 15, 2010, Greg Ross said…
Shining Raven, you are even friends with Richard Fairchild? Get it together.
 
 
 

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