Positive Protest

A few days from now, something many people are calling the most important gathering of leaders for our time will be taking place. I am referring to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. The way they are speaking, this is it: either we agree on a way to solve the problem this time or we […]

Harvest of Hope

It’s just starting while I write this. The golden/green fields, the zucchinis piling up in my car when I visit friends, the trees along the road laden with fruit ripening in the hot August sun. I am setting up my dehydrator, digging out my canner, washing the dust of summer off of my empty jars […]

Having Power

With excitement and anticipation I tore the stickers off of the parcel from the post office. My friends, caught up in my enthusiasm, watched with anticipation, and then shook their heads in disgust when they saw some simple black electrical switches and wires. Was this all I was waiting for? But who are they to […]

New Economy

There is a hotel in rural BC. It was taken over by rich Americans who already owned two other hotels. They renovated the building. They increased the price of everything. They tried to clean the place up, they barred some of their best customers. In their efforts to turn it into an upscale place, they […]