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Finding Your Beauty

My daughter had an interesting way with ‘beauty’ when she was younger. “What is your beauty?” she would ask. The meaning, I eventually realized, was more in line with our conventional... 



Community Bicycle Co-op

The United Nations has recognized 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives, and Nanaimo is well on its way to representing itself proudly in this regard. Opening in March, a... 



Food: Arable Land, Local Food, and Social Evolution

Until recent discussions about food security, we rarely thought about agriculture — the soil, the water needed, the sun, the farmer. Our thinking has been something like this: It’s... 



The Remembered Dance: Acts of Courage or Betrayal?

Was this a betrayal, or was it an act of courage? Perhaps both. Neither one involves forethought: such things take place in an instant, in an eyeblink. This can only be because they... 



The Peculiarly Spiritual Life

I doubt that path ever ends. I didn’t used to know this. In my line of work, I’ve met a lot of wise spiritual souls. I’ve had long talks with more than a thousand, I’d bet.... 



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