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An Economic Heretic

Not long ago a parishioner told me that she enjoyed reading my religion writings, even if some of them were somewhat "weird.” While she was unable to provide an example, she... 



Taking Responsibility for Dreams and Actions

At this time of year I feel the pull of my mammalian-large-land-animal nature to crawl into my cave and cover myself with leaves. I sleep and dream and rock myself on the great waves... 



Deconstructing Dinner: How Can We Better Connect With Our Food?

While the world’s poorest populations spend upwards to 70% of their income on food, North Americans shell out less than 10%. In our highly consumer-driven culture, how we choose... 



Restoring Our Connection to Food  

First and foremost, we ALL eat for a living. And…most of us are utterly dependent on the labour of others to do so. Restoring our connection with food needs to begin by acknowledging... 



Book Review: Peace is Every Step

This primer presents the methodology behind the practice of mindfulness in very simple and straightforward terms. Weaving poetic verse into his writings, Nhat Hanh effortlessly converts... 



Bookshelves – Telling Your Story

I’ve been thinking about bookshelves lately and I’d like to encourage you to do the same. Entering a home, it is amazing how much we can ‘read’ about who lives there... 



Estate Planning

Do you remember when your parents sat you down to have "the talk”? At that time, it was the last thing you wanted to hear and likely included some uncomfortable moments. As we... 



Darn Those Low Fuel Prices!

I think I heard a global sigh of relief when fuel prices decided to drop recently! All of our lives depend on fuel, and obviously the higher fuel prices were cutting into our budgets... 



Love in Action

Thirteen neighbours met around a kitchen table, and changed the world. Their conversation was simple. They talked about being new grandmothers, about what was happening in their neighbourhood,... 



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