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Book Review: Artisan Farming

As you are aware if you are a visitor to local farmers markets this season, the displays of vegetables in all their colourful glory are dazzling, tantalizing the eye as much as the... 



Deconstructing Dinner: The Global Food Crisis and the Media

Has media negligence contributed to the latest worldwide food concerns? I suggest that one of the greatest failures of today’s media, is its failure to periodically turn a critical... 



The Joy of Paying with Cash

My aunt always kept very meticulous records of her expenses throughout her life, and made solid investments, resulting in a stable financial situation for her now in her later years.... 



Food – Overpackaging

We in the wealthier countries have a love affair with the convenience of packaged foods. They are quick and easy to prepare as long as we can follow instructions, not messy, provide... 



Marriage: Life expansion without compromise

I come from a place of believing that marriage can be a place to grow, do and be. It can be a place of expansion for both parties. I had an earlier marriage where over a ten-year... 



Kokopelli Woman

I had a wonderful experience with Carol Keane the other day, at a cozy coffee shop on the campus of Vancouver Island University. We found a quiet corner next to the library and she... 



Living Large

For whatever reason, I have always been fascinated by the apparent contradictions I encounter while learning to live a life of spirit. Exploring how they come together and resolve,... 



Stop the Housework! My World has Turned!

Stretching, I poked the feather duster into the furthest reaches of the cobwebby shelf above my armchair. Caught off-balance, I toppled into the chair. I saw a book launch itself off... 



Alternative Investments

The problem with alternative energies is that most people can’t afford them, while as a society we can’t afford not to have them. Fortunately, as the technologies progress... 



A Variety of Books Offer Wisdom

Books on how to write and journal, books that focus on the process side of things, aren’t necessary, but I’ve used them for many years and have developed my favourites.... 



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