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 is to watch people beginning to understand the bigger picture as the dots increasingly get connected between all of these “specialities.” This is happening in the […]

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 is zoned Residential 1, which allows residential use and Home Based Business only.” With the subsequent public outcry and media storm across Canada, we’ve witnessed how important […]

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 for myself. Those old nagging questions come up like, “Who do you think you are?” Readers of Canadian fiction may recall Alice […]

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 cardboard toilet-paper roll into the bathroom trash container, there may be a fleeting thought of walking the roll to the kitchen recycling area or even placing it on the vanity counter to […]