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For Xavier

They could have told me my cousin was gay. I was 19 and it was 1982 and I was more than a little shocked. I hadn’t seen Cousin Denis — who later changed him name to Xavier — since... 



Save the World with Leftovers

I am certain that fresh, whole foods are essential for health. You literally are what you eat. Processed foods have a surplus of calories but are deplete in nutrition — the result... 



Fixing Family Dynamics

It is interesting how the process of trying to fix family dynamics usually backfires. Here’s my most recent example. An aged member of my family has profound hearing loss and a tendency,... 



Love Me Some Politics!

With her three children grown and her education complete, Rae Kornberger stays in Nanaimo because of her radio show. A Sense of Justice airs every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00pm... 



Gift Giving

We trust you had a happy Christmas and a merry New Year and enjoyed all the rest of the good things the yuletide season delivers us. We’re assuming, check that, we’re knowing that... 



Downspout Disconnection – What’s the Point?

By Dr. Dianne Saxe and Jackie Campbell A dinner guest recently grumbled about municipal requirements that he disconnect his downspouts. Why are they making us do such a stupid thing,... 



Message From Compassion Farm

Many people have asked where our 16 month legal battle with the District of Lantzville is at. For those who are new to the issue here is a bit of background: A year ago September —... 



Shot an Elephant in My Pyjamas

One Night: Need help finding the right self-help book… immediately. Growing up… all the religions Mother, Father took us through, all the books, latest gurus, and now…... 



Reclaiming Innocence

Thank you for your welcome. I am this sunny day in your neighbourhood. It was just the way it came together this morning, and I trust that you are in love with it all as I am, with... 



Fear or Hope?

Which statement do you agree with: 1) “the world is becoming more divided, dangerous, and scary”; or, 2) “amazing new opportunities for planetary transformation and unity are... 



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