This is an urgent request for you to look around and see if you can spot a potential candidate for a chaplain position here at Woodstock School.
The chaplain is urgently needed. Right now different staff are stepping in and taking care of the function. This is an integral part of the school and I think the position fulfills and supports the christian character of the school.
The chaplain is a Board appointee and caters to the spiritual needs of the staff and students and the larger community. In my opinion we do not need someone who can save the hillside from environmental decay - we need someone who can fulfill the spiritual needs of the community first and foremost.
The chaplain needs to mature enough for the staff and young at heart to reach out to the school children K-12.
The chaplain is the person who can put his/her finger on the pulse of the school and be bold enough to steer us incase we are headed in a wrong direction spiritually. We do not need a stress reliever - we need someone who is stable and strong to help Woodstock hold true to its christian roots.
I will try and get a job description for you to put here.
This need is URGENT. Look around and recommend someone who is willing to at the very minimum make a two year committment.
You know where to find me…
Its Saturday, all of our friends in Canada are still asleep. You all must be looking forward to the long weekend and the kids must be gearing up for school/college….
For me the new school year was a time of rejuvenation, it felt like a new start. I feel the same way now except that the school year for us began last month.
Sangeeta is off to Hanifl Centre with her advisor group of Grade Nine students. This weekend is ‘class night’ - why call it class night when it extends to the weekend? - lets chalk that one up as one more unanswered question.
Arpit is off to the buzz (short for bazaar) as its open bazaar day, the dorm students can wander in the bazaar and spend their pocket money on candy and stuff. Siddhant is around here somewhere on the hillside, it is open bazaar day for him too. He called me up a few minutes ago to tell me that he is at ‘Char Dukaan’ eating some ‘Aloo paratha’s’ i.e. fried chapatis stuffed with potatoes.
I am at home and I have changed my Bank account from a monthly fee to no fee account - YAYYY!! I have figured out what is wrong with the ROGERS billing - Finally!! and I have paid off my credit card balance for the month.
I have also caught up on sending birthday greetings to our friends and took the opportunity to connect with some friends and give them an update of what’s up with us.
Its raining right now, seems like the monsoons were over and then someone said ‘oopsies’ forgot to rain on Mussoorie…. Remember I have been saying that we haven’t had enough rainfall and the monsoons were almost over, well - there has been some good solid rains this past week. Good for us, not so good for folsk who walk around in sandals because the leeches are out and sticking on to exposed flesh. Yikes!!
Oh Yes!! and finally finally I have managed to get off all the music I had bought from iTunes to my phone so that I can listen to music at work and when I am on a walk. I had bought some Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Van Morrison & Leonard Cohen which was protected and I couldn’t figure out how to copy it out of my Mac. (I know some of you are thinking ..WHHAAATT??)
Looks like I finally got some time on my hands, it is nice. Sangeeta says I have been snoring a lot more lately …
Miss you guys!!
Two Bangladeshi newspapers have apologised after publishing an article taken from a satirical US website which claimed the Moon landings were faked.
The Daily Manab Zamin said US astronaut Neil Armstrong had shocked a news conference by saying he now knew it had been an “elaborate hoax”.
Neither they nor the New Nation, which later picked up the story, realised the Onion was not a genuine news site.
Both have now apologised to their readers for not checking the story.
“We thought it was true so we printed it without checking,” associate editor Hasanuzzuman Khan told the AFP news agency.
“We didn’t know the Onion was not a real news site.”
The article said Mr Armstrong had told a news conference he had been “forced to reconsider every single detail of the monumental journey after watching a few persuasive YouTube videos and reading several blog posts” by a conspiracy theorist.
“ The truth is that Neil Armstrong never gave such an interview. It was made up ”
Daily Manab Zamin
“It took only a few hastily written paragraphs published by this passionate denier of mankind’s so-called ‘greatest technological achievement’ for me to realise I had been living a lie,” the fake article “quoted” Mr Armstrong as saying.
The made-up quote went on to say that although the journey had felt real, in fact “the entire thing was filmed on a sound stage, most likely in New Mexico”.
“I suppose it really was one small step for man, one giant lie for mankind.”
The story was published on the Onion’s website on Monday and on Wednesday, the Daily Manab Zamin translated it into Bengali, attributing it to the Onion News Network in Lebanon, Ohio. It then ran in New Nation on Thursday.
Daily Manab Zamin, the only tabloid newspaper in Bangladesh, published an apology to its readers on Thursday, saying the report had “drawn a lot of attention”.
“We’ve since learned that the fun site runs false and juicy reports based on a historic incident,” it said.
“The Moon landing one was such a story, which received numerous hits on the internet.
“The truth is that Neil Armstrong never gave such an interview. It was made up. We are sorry for publishing the report without checking the information.”
Story from BBC NEWS:
September 5th, 2009
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