Simplicity – it’s Complicated

January 25, 2023 admin 0

ALLAN SMITH-REEVE – What if we all just lived more simply? As Mahatma Gandhi once said, ‘Live simply so that others may simply live.” Sometimes called the quiet revolution, the “Simplicity” approach to life involves: This generally means accepting a lower income and a lower level of consumption,in exchange for more time and freedom to pursue other life goals, such as: None of which need to rely on money, or much money. How’s that for […]

Contemplating the Human Future

September 1, 2022 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – We are getting more and more climate scenarios of “bad-to-worse” and even human extinction. Humans (and possibly other sentient beings) feel fear, anxiety and despair over how very difficult things can become. How to be? What to do? The long view We consider our societies “civilized.” Successive human civilizations have collapsed over history. None have lasted forever. Even the most long-lived one, the Roman Empire, only managed 1426 years. A blip on […]

Spiritual Musing in a Time of Climate Decay

May 20, 2022 admin 0

BARBARA HERRING – Have you ever wondered what you could do to reverse the ravages we are doing to the planet? Or what more you could do? I’ve had those questions, too. What more could I be doing? Here’s the story of how I came to find some answers for myself. One day, quite a few years ago now, I headed out to an island property I owned, to ponder these questions: how can I […]

Whale Net and Knife: An Economic Meditation

December 1, 2019 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – Dr. Jon Lien PhD, known in Newfoundland as “the Whale Man,” has personally rescued some 500 whales from fishing nets. His methods spread worldwide to save thousands more whales. Most of us likely see this as a heroic act of a human person deeply connected to Nature. And it was. But it was also something else. Besides his compassionate intent to save whales. Lien also wanted to save the livelihoods of fishing […]

All Land Is Sacred 2

July 17, 2019 admin 0

ANNE TAYLOR – According to ALL First Nations on Turtle Island, ALL LAND IS SACRED. We do not consider that places are more sacred than others. All land must be treated with the greatest respect and honour. First Nations work with proponents every day to protect burials, ceremonial sites, petroglyphs and rock paintings. We are also obligated by who we are as a people to protect the land that we all share. The Anishinaabeg paradigm […]