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Gifts of Guides

The Gifts of Guides

Copyright Lark Ritchie 1995. 1996.

Symbolic Gifts

The gifts of a guide are an axe, a knife, a pair of boots, a compass, a gun, ideas, and the spiritual or mystical gifts of life itself. Although some are tangible and some are not, they are all functional as well as symbolic. They do not have to be given or received serially or chronologically. Some may not be recognized as gifts until long after they are given or received.

A gift is something…


Added by William Lark Ritchie on September 2, 1996 at 4:00pm — No Comments



Copyright Lark Ritchie 1995. 1996. 1997.

I have switches in my thinking. I think we all do.

By a switch I am talking about a switch in the sense of a light switch, a toggle switch which turns a light either on or off. Switches can only be either on or off. Another sense of a switch, is the railway switch. Similarly it allows one or the other direction possibilities; move the train into track one, or move the train into track two. The switch can never move the train in…


Added by William Lark Ritchie on May 21, 1996 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Self Direction

Copyright Lark Ritchie 1995. 1996. 1997.

On a Listserver, an adoptee once wrote...

"i watched a movie on adoption one day and remember seeing the agency worker setting the file on the desk in front of the adoptee and saying to him, 'I'll be back in exactly five minutes' and walked out the door.' The adoptee stared at his wife, and they knew what they were supposed to do.

"When my brother,daughter and I went to (adoption agency) to get info on my bsiblings, the case…


Added by William Lark Ritchie on August 23, 1995 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Musings: Visiting a University of Toronto Lab - 1993

93/03/24 4:15 am

The procedure wasn't anywhere close to the leading edge. The people in the lab were not the stereotype scientists we imagine, in white lab coats and carrying notebooks.

They were kids, between 23 and 28 years of age. They were playing. At the same time, they were learning to become the next frontrunners in the biological sciences.

I was visiting in a University of Toronto laboratory, watching post grads Jim, Austin and Elizabeth extracting chromosomal…


Added by William Lark Ritchie on March 24, 1993 at 4:30am — No Comments

Thoughts In St. Mary's

- Jan 23, 1993, 6:30 a.m.

My room is a 4 bed ward, lodging two others and myself.

One is Harvey, a man in his late sixties or early seventies, in because of a hip injury. His mind is gone. He seems to be in a stupor most of the time, caught in some dream-like state, from which I overhear one-sided conversations, either from active dreams, or glimpses and flashes from his memory.

None seem to be oriented to specific topic or subject. It seems as though they are quick…


Added by William Lark Ritchie on January 23, 1993 at 6:30am — No Comments

The 'Human' Being: A search for Ultimate Causation

Anthropology 261 - Primate Behavior - U. Waterloo, 1986.

Lark Ritchie.

Table of Contents

  - Introduction: What is a 'Human'? 6

1. Behavior as an Ultimate Cause for Natural Selection. 9

... A. An Example of Natural Selection Through Behavior. 9

... B. What do Anatomical Differences Mean? 11

... C. Information Processing as the Criterion for Classification.…


Added by William Lark Ritchie on April 28, 1986 at 9:00am — No Comments

My Thoughts Regarding Anthropology


My interest in the field of anthropology began early, before I knew what anthropology was. Raised in a small town in Northern Ontario, a grandson of a Native Canadian Cree grandparents on one side, and Italian immigrants on the other, the contrast of cultures, values and views raised many questions in me.

I faced many, sometimes confusing differences in cultural attitudes. My Italian grandparents were strong Catholics. 'Nona', (grandmother) was an…


Added by William Lark Ritchie on February 11, 1986 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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