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The Power of Meditation

Do you have a meditation practice? One that you use every day? What often deters people is the belief that the mind is like a monkey, jumping from branch to branch, never settling down.... 



Yoga as a Healing Ritual

On the hottest days of early fall, schedules fallen away, various chores and errands done for the moment, we stay longer on our mats in the very dry heat. What keeps us involved in... 



The Future Is Now

At the tender age of 50, I have decided to return to the academic world and become a student once more. My future IS a reality. I no longer say, “Will be”, I say, “Is”. This... 



Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Vision for the Future

I have a penchant for spirals. I’ve always felt that the concept, the shape holds some sort of axiomatic position in understanding various physical and metaphysical dynamics of our... 



Air Show Vision

A friend and I recently attended the Abbotsford Air Show. This year’s show was a celebration of one hundred years of aviation in Canada. We were both awestruck to witness the powerful... 



October

Summer’s days past, Grey days and rain have Crept Unobtrusively in.   The sun, A ghost of who he once was, Retreats, And gathers close his warmth, No longer nourishing The green... 



Garden Tender

  Kneeling in a garden bed, Watching, listening, growing, Waiting with breath.   Your attention feeds me, Weeding, watering,  tending me.   I present you With the beauty  of my... 



Cryptic Crosswords – Part Three

In two previous articles, readers have learned that the basic rule of cryptic crossword solving is that each clue has two parts: some wordplay and a definition (not always in the same... 



Raw Foods Kitchen

As we head into Fall we are also heading back to routine. Many of us are ready to replace bbq’s and beer with healthier foods, and a raw foods diet is an excellent way to accomplish... 



All Grape Things Come in a Wine Bottle

Do you know the idea that red wine should be drunk at room temperature was established when people lived in castles? How much cold could a castle room hold? There are thousands of ways... 



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