One of my fave vendors at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market is offering 3-month paid apprenticeships on their farm. Klipper’s Organics is a family farm located in the Similkameen Valley…one of my cherished places on this planet. They have implemented the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model and also engage in WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic […]
This is a very cool program…Local artists mentor local youth on what it takes to build a career in the arts. The artist roster is extensive and impressive, ranging from songwriting, dance, playwriting, directing and spoken word. Wonderful to see 3 impressive local songwriters/composers taking part in this program…Veda Hille, Tyler Bancroft (Said the Whale) […]
Or, it was true until the typical weather pattern for our temperate rainforest home settled in again. Sigh. Oh well, at least I had a few hours of complete bliss skating around outside with friends, playing shinny, skating crazy eights. Here is the photo evidence to prove this actually happened!
Tony Porter is an educator and activist who’s internationally recognized for his work to end violence against women & is the co-founder of the nonproﬁt A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He delivered a TED Talk earlier this month titled “A Call to Men” […]
Today my 5 year old niece told me that when she grows up she wants to be a world cleaner. A world cleaner. We asked her what she would clean the world with. She said a cloth, a mop and a broom. A telling observation from a child…She sees a world that needs care and […]
Jane Jacobs said this in her 2004 book, “Dark Age Ahead.” She criticized urban renewal planning trends and warned of the folly of stapling so much credit and borrowing onto real estate, she warned of the crash that came in 2009. She warned us to be careful , that money doesn’t grow on houses. Neither […]
This attractively giant poster was displayed in one of the main campus cafeterias at UBC last week in a high-traffic, high-visibility area sure to be seen by hundreds if not thousands of students. I wonder how much Cervarix, the pharmaceutical company, paid to display it’s ad in one of Canada’s largest universities. Actually, it’s not […]
(photo by Barbara Ganley) I’ve had the great pleasure to know & follow the inspiring work of Barbara Ganley over the past few years. Barbara came to UBC to do a take 3 years ago as part of a lecture series organized out of the office I work in. At the time, she was leaving […]
The moon is scraping itself over the frosted horizon. Dull orange, a dying ember from a spent fire. A signal that we have rounded the corner and are headed into winter. A stunning winter moon that sends chills down my spine.
My cousin Steve was kind enough to make a trip to the Woodlawn Cemetery in Dartmouth to take some photos of the grave of the Nova Scotian version of the Babes in the Woods folk tale. The were 2 little girls (ancestors on my dad’s side of the family), Margaret & Elizabeth Meagher, who got […]