GEIFN | MEDIA | Mix | October 2021

Best wishes for less Suffering, more Happiness with Good Health and Time to Enjoy it. Welcome to Myanmar Calendar year 1383.

Sharing a timely aspiration:
“I carry my home in my head. Where I live is not my home. I am my home.”
Attributed to Marianne Faithful, English singer, songwriter, and actress (1946- CE)

If having no reason to celebrate this month, here are 3 prepared earlier:

This is the Re:fuse Edition. Of 16th CE English origin via Italian from Latin re = again, go back to, focus; fus = poured, melted. And 17th CE English origin via Italian from Latin re = again; fuso = spindle.

  1. object of possession in to have a fuse. Ie, safety device on electrical devices
  2. an action to unite indistinguisably. Ie, use heat to fuse the compounds together
  3. object to deliver intention when a wick – a variable length of combustible material, spun together to form a tight cord, usually inserted into a volatile, combustible or explodable compound. Ie, they wanted to light the candle so lit the wick
  4. marker of emotional volatility. Ie, the boss has a short fuse today
  5. marker of time. Ie, the bomb expert needed time to leave the scene so a 5 min fuse was used
  6. This edition we explore Re:fuse. Not to Con:fuse with refuse = rubbish, unwanted, or refuse = decline, say No.

The following monthly curation from publicly available information is offered below for consideration.


  • Guest Sings
  • Street Jives
  • Wisdom Reconciles
  • Media Writes
  • TED Talks
  • Music Challenges
  • Acknowledgments

Guest Sings

Approx 5 min presentation

    Media Writes

    Approx 5 min reads

    Benjamin Law explores dicey topics sex, death and bodies, revealing tips on how to "‘Let your difference be your light’: the childhood advice that inspired actor Tim Omaji” via The Sydney Morning Herald

    Latika Bourke explores migration, science and discovery, revealing why "Top UK prize for quantum physicist who says Australia made her successful” via WA Today

    Robyn Doreian explores nurturing, companionship and harmony, reasons why "Costa Georgiadis: ‘I’m romantically involved with my life’” via The Age

    Kerrie O’Brien explores how being different doesn’t mean being broken, recounting "How an autism diagnosis changed Clem Bastow’s world for the better” via WA Today

    Susan Horsburgh explores how a loving attitude, effective communication and willing togetherness were key factors for this couple’s success with sharing life, recounting when "He said, ‘Politics is life’ – then it was just crickets” via The Age

    Steven Kolber explores the hidden value of quality teaching, declaring it is "Time for some good news for teachers” via The Age

    David Crowe explores "COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy plunges to record low, poll finds” via The Sydney Morning Herald

    Sophie Aubrey explores fascinating mental health techniques for a modern generation in how "To make your mind a nicer place to live, think of it as a houseboat” via WA Today

    Jane E. Brody explores recognising what is no longer possible and find alternatives, sharing her advice in "How to age gracefully? It starts with a little resistance” via The Brisbane Times

    Will Dunham explores origin stories, techniques and trade winds as "Study reveals intrepid seafarers started in Samoa before settling Polynesia” via The Sydney Morning Herald

    Jenny Valentish explores the role of gender, art, social engagement, diversity of interpretation and considered expression, revealing "‘I saw death, I saw love’: Artist’s secret testament to life in Iran” via The Age

    Emma Alberici explores identity, place, people, tradition and language with "Jhumpa Lahiri: ‘I’ve never lived in a place where I felt completely accepted’” via The Age

    Ross Gittins explores market concentration, monopolistic practices and buyer be wary in "A debate we need to have if we want to make a better world after lockdown" via The Sydney Morning Herald

    Lily Brett explores overcoming tragedy, living joyfully and loving well, recalling how "Before he died, my father showed me how to pierce grief with laughter” via The Age

    Elizabeth Farrelly explores the power of knowledge, conserving, possessing and accessibility, reflecting upon why "I built my dream home library. Within hours I knew it was wrong” via WA Today

    Sumeyya Ilanbey and Jack Latimore explores how health provision engagement tailored to local communities is inoculating for success as "‘The moment you walk in through those doors your healing starts’: Victoria leading the race on Indigenous vaccination” via The Sydney Morning Herald

    Chloe Booker and Craig Butt explores collaborative efforts to vaccinate the city’s homeless and disadvantaged, reasons why "‘I tell them, it didn’t kill me’: Vaccination hub for homeless opens” via The Age

    Adam Carey explores religious education broadening horizons and minds, revealing learning to "‘See all the connections’: Jewish and Islamic schools in museum exchange” via The Sydney Morning Herald

    Petra Stock explores a suburb’s encouraging and showcasing lockdown creativity when "Octopuses, artworks and dinosaurs on the moon: Children’s tiny galleries pop up in the streets” via The Age

    Jewel Topsfield explores crisis management, community spirit, refugee resettlement and quarantine worked together, learn "How tea, dates and watering cans smoothed Afghans’ path through quarantine” via The Sydney Morning Herald

    Arnold Zable explores humanity and brutality in the pursuit of truth telling, commiserations and "Greetings from a dead man: PEN’s 100 years of fighting for writers” via WA Today

    Music Challenges

    Approx 30 min presentation + reflection times

    If desired, a short selection of publicly available material on a chosen theme for personal reflection. 

    For best results, sit comfortably with a straight back, have headphones in a shared space, after each clicked link, allow a little reflection with your personally-held view before clicking on the next link.

    Get ready to Reflect!
    Choose your playing level:
    Be introduced at 1.
    Be soothed at 2-4.
    Be shocked at 5.
    Be inspired at 6.
    Fuller illumination 1-6.
    You be the judge. Or not.

    Cryptic Clue:
    How would you rather be: the hammer, the nail or inbetween?
    1. Inspire
    2. Perspire
    3. Collaborate
    4. Engage: Test for personal circumstances, if useful keep, if unuseful discard, if exceeds needs, share mindfully
    5. Endure: Adapt for present times without sacrificing intent
    6. Endear: (Inspiring Others To Tend the Flame) live/ demonstrate/ inspire/ teach experience with others

    From late Middle English = easy to use, suitable; from Old French hable, from Latin habilis = handy, from habere = to hold.
    1. having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something. Ie, they were able to read Greek at the age of eight. Ie, they would never be able to afford such a big house. 
    2. having considerable skill, proficiency, or intelligence. Ie, the dancers were technically very able. 

    From Old English tabule = flat slab, inscribed tablet; from Latin tabula = plank, tablet, list; reinforced in Middle English by Old French table.
    1. a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, writing, or working at. Ie, they put the plates on the table, Ie, they rang the restaurant to book a table for lunch. 
    2. food provided in a restaurant or household. Ie, they were reputed to have the finest French table of the time. 
    3. a group seated at table for a meal. Ie, the whole table was in gales of laughter. 
    4. a meeting place or forum for formal discussions held to settle an issue or dispute. Ie, the negotiating table. 
    5. (Card Game) the dummy hand in Bridge (which is exposed on the table). 
    6. a set of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns. Ie, the population has grown, as shown in table 1.
    7. a list of rivals or competitors showing their positions relative to one another; a league table. Ie, the team's slide down the First Division table. 
    8. (mathematics) multiplication tables. Ie, children at the school have spelling tests and learn their tables. 
    9. (computing) a collection of data stored in memory as a series of records, each defined by a unique key stored with it. 
    10. (Architecture) a flat, typically rectangular, vertical surface; a panel. 
    11. (Architecture) a horizontal moulding, especially a cornice. 
    12. (Architecture) a slab of wood or stone bearing an inscription. 
    13. (Gemstones) a flat surface of a gem. 
    14. (Gemstones) a cut gem with two flat faces. 
    15. (Board Game) each half or quarter of a folding board for backgammon. 
    16. (British) present formally for discussion or consideration at a meeting. Ie, more than 200 amendments to the bill have already been tabled. 
    17. (US) postpone consideration of. Ie, I'd like the issue to be tabled for the next few months. 
    18. (Sailing) strengthen (a sail) by making a hem at the edge.

    From Middle English; from Anglo-Norman French, from Latin stabilis and stabulum, from the base of stare = to stand.
    1. (of an object or structure) not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed. Ie, specially designed dinghies that are very stable. 
    2. (of a patient or their medical condition) not deteriorating in health after an injury or operation. Ie, the patient is now in a stable condition in hospital. 
    3. sane and sensible; not easily upset or disturbed. Ie, the officer concerned is mentally and emotionally stable. 
    4. not likely to change or fail; firmly established; reliable. Ie, a stable relationship. Ie, prices have remained relatively stable. 
    5. not liable to undergo chemical decomposition, radioactive decay, or other physical change. Ie, isocyanic acid reacts with amino groups to form a stable compound. Ie, stable nuclei. 
    6. a building set apart and adapted for keeping horses. Ie, the horse was led from its stable. 
    7. an establishment where racehorses are kept and trained. Ie, racing stables. Ie, the horse makes a debut for the Triple-X Stable. 
    8. an organization or establishment training or producing a particular type of person, racehorse or product. Ie, the player comes from the same stable as Agassi.
    9. Be put or keep (a horse) in a stable. Ie, they must be stabled and fed. 
    10. Be put or base (a locomotive or train) in a depot. Ie, one of the two locomotives was stabled at Fort William.

    • within one's powers; feasible. Ie, none of the jobs were fun, but they were doable.

    From Middle English: from Old French fable (noun), from Latin fabula = story, from fari = speak.
    1. a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral. Ie, the fable of the sick lion and the wary fox. 
    2. a supernatural story incorporating elements of myth and legend. Ie, the child had conjured up a monster fit for any fable. 
    3. myth and legend. Ie, the unnatural monsters of fable. 
    4. a false statement or belief. Ie, believers accused the cosmologists of inventing fables on the birth of the universe.
    5. tell fictitious tales. Ie, I do not dream nor fable. 
    6. invent (an incident, person, or story). Ie, the battleground survivors soon fabled up their Histories into Miracle and Wonder. 

    -- Chant Mantrastyle

    For everyone to experience equality, understanding must be widespread that every one is born able but with different starting positions, means and capability. In the table of human history, the wise understand it is always the art of what is possible – balancing between the stabledoable and the fable.

    Why? Why not?
    Start today. 
    As the case may be.
    Or not.

    Same Difference Equals


    Acknowledging traditional inhabitants of Cities of Port Phillip and Glen Eira are the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin NationRespect is offered to past, present and future elders of all spiritual traditions. May we find together a generous way to accommodate those in need of refuge. Let us be cool, strive individually and together to overcome inequality, violence, disengagement, tragedy and injustice wherever it may be. Let us honour, savor and enjoy results of mindful effort so more thrive peacefully with less effort in our place called home.

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    Caretaker Disclosure
    Words and concepts are conditional things that point to a 'reflection of experience'. They are limited and do not adequately describe the 'full lived experience'. Like the moon's reflection on a lake's surface, it is not the moon, nor the experience of gazing up at the darkened sky transformed by the presence of a full moon. It is in the eyes/ears/nose/mouth/touch/cognisance of the beholder.

    This curation is an interpretation of the universal basis of re:lig:ion (Latin = again:uniting:energy). This email invites a sharing of countless thoughts, words and actions wishing, causing and receiving less Suffering and more Happiness. For benefit initially of the individual increasing in beneficiaries until it includes all across the 3 times and 10 directions. As each case may be. Or not.

    It is not personal, it just the way things are.

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