I’ve heard it said that one cannot see any borders between countries from Earth’s orbit. It is very true that the dark black lines I can see in my atlas, which divide up people into coloured nation states, are not visible from above. Yet, borders are still quite real. They may indeed be invisible from […]

I tend to think in visual images and poetic metaphors. Trust. I’ve been considering the source and nature of trust. In this learning, I’ve been attentive to what metaphors and images my imagination has revealed. Some new ways to communicate have emerged as I’ve been holding a set of questions in this exploration: What makes […]

Why did I decide to run for politics in BC… and why as a BC Green? The short answer is that if I was going to jump into work toward political change, I needed to land somewhere to offer what I can. And the Greens were stuck with me and I with them! I had […]

My article originally published: Kolbe Times Feb. 22, 2017 http://www.kolbetimes.com/finding-chutzpah/ As I write this, my life is strangely on hold for three months. I can’t say I am comfortable with the feeling. It comes down to May 9, 2017: the day that the province elects a new government. In these past months, I have become […]

*One of my articles originally published by Communities magazine October 11, 2016 http://www.ic.org/grassroots-activism-starts-at-home/ *RareBirds Housing Co-op, Kamloops, BC Canada (looking south) You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done…you are fierce with reality. ―Florida Scott-Maxwell, The Measure of My Days […]

My dad died today. Early this morning, in the depth of sleep , dad’s body flipped a switch. My mom found him still warm to touch. The switch-flipping happened perhaps an hour before she found him. Seeing him, touching him, he gave the clear impression of a man at peace. I only know that I […]

  Compassion and ashes. Each year in the winter cold, I’m invited to our local hospice home for a special event. This invitation always activates a warm gratitude in my chest. We burn names together. Hmmmm….let me explain. Hospice has a Christmas event at one of our malls called Celebrate A Life that includes a […]