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An Act of Spirituality

  In our complex world, it is easy to divide “reality” into separate components, thus fail to see the interconnections between them all.   What is most exciting for me... 



A Lantzville Couple’s Fight for the Right to Grow Food

“You have 90 days to cease all agricultural activity…” read the letter from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), on behalf of the District of Lantzville. “Your property... 



You Have Come Here To Find What You Already Know

“You Have Come Here To Find What You Already Know” (attributed to the Buddha) I am closer to 66 than 65 and with that realization I quail sometimes at the challenges I have set... 



Renovations Inside & Out

Ramblings of an Old Flower: Renovations Inside & Out It all started with a friend of mine putting in hardwood floors at her house. When she told me that not only would she have... 



Being Environmentally Conscious

Being Environmentally Conscious: A Great Lesson in Self-Awareness Being environmentally or socially conscious is often difficult. For example, as one contemplates throwing an empty... 



Double Rainbows and Giggles

This week I saw a double rainbow. To be honest, I can totally get why this is a sight that gets people going. Admittedly I felt blissed-out, revved up and ready for the world. I definitely... 



The Safety of Our Food

The world is a dangerous place. And the list of dangers includes our food supply.   If a government agency with a mandate to protect us from food-borne pathogens tells us a food is... 



From Twelve Steps to One Step

In the 1950s and 60s most adults in North America smoked cigarettes or other tobacco products. We thought nothing of it.   However, increasing research evidence of tobacco health risks... 



Life is But a Dream

  Eighteen years ago I had a life-changing dream. I was looking for my friend Andrew, and I found him off in a room, alone. Moving closer, I saw him writhing in agony on his hospital... 



Book Review: Keepers of the Trees

“Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America” by Ann Linnea, Skyhorse Publishing, ISBN  978-1-61608-007-5 Ann Linnea, co-author of The Circle Way: A Leader in Every... 



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