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PONDERING

Lantzville Temporary Use Poetry

The best time to plant a fruit tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is now. Temporary land use permits do not honour the heritage orchards that have fed communites for generations. Somehow... 



Death in Spring

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Death in Spring It seems like a paradox to think of death just as Spring ushers in a bursting forth of new life. Springtime is part of a repeating... 



Humanity Man – Taking Stock

Nice to see you again, my fellow zombie. I hope all is well with you.   What’s your favourite time of year to sit back and take stock of your life? I know everyone feels the tug... 



Home Sweet Home

I write this article feeling relaxed, peaceful and cuddled into my new home on an acreage in Cobble Hill. It is my dream home, complete with massive windows, out of which I can see... 



It Felt Like The End Of The World

Three decades ago, my life was humming along in a predictable way. The children were growing up with only two left at home. I had given up alcohol. Both my wife and I had good jobs... 



A Mantra for Mondays

Do you find yourself excited for Monday? Do you bound out of bed Monday morning with a smile on your face and joy in your heart, anxious to get to work? If you do, you are one of the... 



Good Bye Nanaimo… A Transition

Having made the decision to leave Nanaimo and move across the country we had 3 months of hard work ahead of us: defending and explaining our decision to leave the city to move to rural... 



Perfection Isn’t Perfect

Recently I had an unsuccessful run at becoming a city councillor. While those who know me applauded my willingness to bring a new perspective to city hall, a combination of several... 



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