By Judi McLeod Friday, June 14, 2013
My 2008 trip to North Easton, Mass. where I was able to make a Christmas Eve morning visit to the grave site of ‘Rosary Priest’ Fr. Patrick Peyton, turned out to be one of those gifts that was to keep right on giving.
The gift that keeps on giving brought some remarkable people into my life and often returned when it was least expected.
Its latest return came with a goose-bump-raising surprise piercing straight through the ineffable sadness that surrounds the transfer of Father Paul Nicholson and the Latin Mass from St. Patrick’s Church in Kinkora, to London, Ontario.
For me that sadness has been replaced by the most soaring of hope.Colombian Cultural Ambassador Trip to Teach and Perform
By BFP Staff Tuesday, June 11, 2013
By Margot Edwards
Boston, MA, June 11, 2013. Berklee College of Music student bassist Esther Rojas, a native of Barranquilla, Colombia, leads the Berklee Rhythm Collective on a two-week trip to her home country to teach and perform. The program, sponsored by the Colombo-Americano Bi-National Center (BNC) of the U.S. Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Office, is part of an initiative to promote Colombian and U.S. relations and understanding through music education. Berklee Rhythm Collective will be in Colombia through June 24.
By BFP Staff Friday, June 7, 2013
By Amanda Weaver
A student from Colombia now studying in Brisbane, Australia, has been honoured by the Lord Mayor in her adopted home.Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced 20-year-old Laura Rey as one of 33 Brisbane International Student Ambassadors for 2013.
“The ambassadors will use social media to tell the world what it’s like to study and live in our city,” Cr Quirk said. “Brisbane’s 33 passionate new from 29 countries will share their experiences back home as well as participate in media interviews, volunteer at multicultural events, and assist with hosting official visiting delegations.
By BFP Staff Monday, May 27, 2013
by Woo Myung
Lauded by many for its simple yet profound message, Woo Myung’s latest book “Stop Living in This Land, Go to the Everlasting World of Happiness, Live There Forever” has received many accolades this year.
They include 3 eLit Gold Awards, 1 IPPY Gold award, Award Winner in 2 categories for the National Indie Excellence Awards, and Poetry Award winner for the International Book Awards.
By Alan Caruba Friday, May 24, 2013
In the town I called home for more than sixty years, among my earliest memories was joining my Father to attend the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. There was always a march to the appropriately named Memorial Park. It included veterans, scout troops, police and fire contingents, and the high school band.Obama’s ‘Iron Curtain’ descends on America
By Judi McLeod Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Under the Marxist rule of President Barack Hussein Obama, Uncle Sam morphs day by day into ‘Uncle Satan’. Ironic when contemplating that Iran has long called America “the great Satan”.‘The Incident in the Rose Garden Rain’
By Judi McLeod Friday, May 17, 2013
Armed by the arrogant confidence that comes via a protective circle of self-serving, back-scratching politicians (including Republican ones), who do nothing to deter his increasing taunts against all things American, President Barack Hussein Obama continues to publicly trash the cherished image of the military.WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS®
By BFP Staff Wednesday, May 15, 2013
by Emily Benedict
Yesterday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the winners for the 2013 Student Academy Awards. We are proud to announce that Bogota, Colombia native, David Aristizabal from the University of Southern California, was selected as a winner in the “Documentary” category for the film “A Second Chance.”
The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past Student Academy Award® winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards. Notable alums include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.
The 40th Student Academy Awards will be held on June 8, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. For more information, including clips of the students’ winning films, please visit: http://www.oscars.org/awards/saa/2013/index.html
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Thirteen students from nine U.S. colleges and universities as well as three students from foreign universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition. They will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony, hosted by 1978 Student Academy Award winner and comedian Bob Saget, on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.“Chávez, Maduro and the shame of Venezuelan hunger”
By Benjamin James Thursday, May 9, 2013
Anyone with an interest in Venezuela and the unfolding political drama following the death of Hugo Chavez will be greatly concerned at recent developments in the country. Author Benjamin James is making available two ebooks at no cost. The first free essay is available in the form of an e-book entitled “Chávez, Maduro and the shame of Venezuelan hunger” which can be downloaded from: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/310562Checkmate: From global makeover to takeover
By Doug Hagmann Wednesday, May 8, 2013
We’re rapidly approaching a potential checkmate moment in the Mideast. There are 41 nations plus the U.S., for a total of 42 nations currently participating in military maneuvers off the coast of Iran. Despite all of the saber rattling about Iran, we are being deceived about the coming global battle, which will almost certainly begin in Syria, not Iran.