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Ecology, Community & Economy

Each individual citizen can play a role as “ordinary hero,” in transforming society for the benefit of future generations.    However, optimism without realism is delusional.... 



The Pursuit of Happiness; Fact or Fiction?

No matter how we pursue it or define it, there is one thing we all have in common: the pursuit of happiness. Some temporarily find it in wealth, others in love, and others in chocolate,... 



Patterns of Consciousness

habit (hab’it), n. a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behaviour that is acquired through frequent repetition. unconscious (un kon’shus), adj. not perceived at the level of... 



Contemplating Wal-Mart

I thought a bit about Wal-Mart’s Chinese imports. I have really strong feelings about the importance not only of local commerce but also of maintaining our production capacity within... 



Film Review: Chemerical

“Chemerical” – film by Andrew Nisker. Chemerical was one of the most interesting documentaries I have seen in a long time. What made this film so powerful, was the... 



Moving Beyond Fear

One of the most difficult things about being in relationships that are closer in nature is that we can get triggered. Our “buttons” get pushed. “You pissed me off when you didn’t... 



Deconstructing Dinner: The Fight to Save Canada’s Rehabilitative Prison Farms

In an attempt to defend their decision to close Canada’s prison farm program, motives among Canada’s Conservative government have become quite curious   “Over the last five years,... 



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