Free To Be Me

I recently attended the InSite program at Edgewood Rehabilitation Centre in Nanaimo. What an unexpected gem. As per usual for most attendees, I went into the program thinking I was going to be learning about addiction and thus returning home better equipped to help family and friends. I had no idea the person who needed […]

Mini Murals: Time at Sea

I first met Brad Assu on the Quadra Island Ferry; a handsome man, with an easy going gait and a smile; he was easy to get to know. Turns out we both attended private school and this was an easy start to our small chat. But, this was all we had in common. Brad grew […]


This poetry is from the Campbell River edition of Synergy, authors are listed after each poem.   Desperation over Him & Her   Her blood sweats over him, the one who was banished some time ago for he was fearful of emotions that makes true lovers.   Their passion so alive there are fires in […]

Logger Mike

Leafing through “Edge of Discovery; A History of the Campbell River District”, and pausing at photos taken in the early 1900’s, not much remains the same. Much of the old-growth forest was harvested and a community was built on the back of this perpetual industry. It has been my experience that you can construct buildings […]