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Harmonic Ripples

My father was a musician back in the nineteen forties and fifties during the big band era. The instrument he played was a five-string stand up bass that was taller than he was. I... 



Intentional Harmony

Harmony. I’m thinking. What is harmony? My mind wanders. Then I hear it in my mind (and I apologize for taking you back to the 80’s…but hum along if you wish). "Ebony... 



Living Hope:

Vancouver Island the Beautiful We live on a very beautiful island where the herons, the eagles, the mountains, the oceans and the forests are a constant inspiration. Our island... 



I’m Turning Green -(Maybe it was the chlorine bleach)

I have a little obsession to admit – I’m a full-blown laundry addict, and even worse than that – I love a good public hanging…My vices are directly attributable to... 



Native Plants: The Benefits

At the end of our long hot summer, my neighbor asked me why my front garden looked so green while his had wilted and died more than a month ago. My answer? "I have a native... 



Island Thyme: Buying Locally

Anyone who watches modern cooking shows has heard the same phrase uttered time and time again, "Use fresh local ingredients,” but how many of us actually do? Furthermore, one... 



The Mushroom Hunt

Knife drawn, I stray from the trail and wade through salal and sword ferns in the Douglas fir forest. The crunch of dead twigs elicits chatter from a red squirrel, and a stellar jay... 



Trust Your Feet

I feel it first in the pit of my stomach, the knowledge that my safety is in my friend James’ hands. He anchored the rope that’s holding my weight, the same rope that... 



Travel Time – Xitang

I’ll bet you didn’t know that Tom Cruise and I have something in common. We have both walked the covered corridors of the ancient river town, Xitang (pronounced she-tan).... 



An Inner Inquiry

Welcome to the joy of living. This is your life! How do you like it so far? Do you like what you do, who you are with, how you feel and where you are heading? Do you have a plan,... 



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