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Hooked on Cycling

I am very happy to share my story of how I came to be a bicycle-riding enthusiast. It all happened in bits and pieces: serendipity, if you will. A friend’s daughter’s husband had... 



Trauma Out Of Time

It is only fairly recently that the idea of transgenerational recovery has made its way into therapeutic fields. The critical need to look back, in order to move forward intelligently,... 



Ramblings: Of Two Minds

Inside of you is a happy person just itching to come out. Much like the form in the marble that Leonardo Da Vinci was able to masterfully liberate, so too the awakened, healthy personality... 



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 —... 



Changing the World, One Town at a Time

Find your place on the planet, dig in, and take responsibility from there. ~Gary Snyder Municipal governments take care of the details. They build skate parks, protect or develop... 



The Occupy Movement

It all started with an email. On July 13, 2011 Adbusters magazine sent out a call to its 90,000-strong list proclaiming a Twitter hashtag, #OccupyWallStreet, and a date, September... 



Rumors Abound Despite Water Testing at Compassion Farm

MEDIA RELEASE: Sept. 28, 2011, Lantzville, BC The situation in Lantzville that has polarized four council members and one neighbour against a local small-plot vegetable farm run by... 



Storing Food For Winter

We are heading into harvest time. Here a few things from the Farmers’ Market my family stores for winter and how we use them. Potatoes – Last winter, I buried russet potatoes... 



Journal From a Mom

Writing and journals are windows into my life, helping me stay sane and clear during chaos and fear, time and time again. It’s strange that I’m here on the Gorge waterway in Victoria—where... 



Lantzville’s Council… Biased?

As a brief background, Dirk and I received our first letter from the RDN/District of Lantzville in September of 2010 telling us to “remove all piles of soil from our property”.... 



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