“As 2015 has been declared the Year of Soil, let us recognize that in the seed and the soil we can find answers to every one of the crisis we are facing.” Dr Vandana Shiva * “The joy of growing food, the joy of eating food, is what the future is all about.” Dr Vandana […]
While I am long past the age where personal New Year resolutions are anything other than exercises in futility, I can’t help but think that a few well-placed aspirations for both Canada and the world would improve everyone’s lives tremendously. Although some of the following may sound a tad sanctimonious, they are bound by a common theme: less can be more.
So, for 2015 and beyond, may we all strive for:
Less consumption of the world’s resources, and more respect for the limits of the earth.
Less material pursuits, and more spiritual ones.
Less self-centredness, and more concern for the (Read more…)
The last big bump has been before the long yawn that is January and February has just been crossed. Happy New Year everyone.
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Like any year, there were ups and downs over the past 12 months. However, 2014 was unfortunately a bit more about downs, than ups. On the positive side (cuz I like to mention good things first): First, and most importantly, the kids are thriving. My eldest is working full-time in retail and had come to […]
With the dawning of 2014, may the new year see increasing numbers of Canadians who:
REJECT the Conservative Party of Canada and its efforts to excise the heart and soul of our country;
RENEW their faith in a fair, just and compassionate Canada
REENGAGE in the democratic and political process as agents of change
RECLAIM both the heritage and the potential that has made Canada unique in the world.
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Happy New Years all! And thanks to The Cartoon Blog for the cartoon. Alltop is always new and funny.
We all have dreams and hopes for a better future. It is good to remember that there is more that connects us than divides us. Let’s hope that 2013 is a time that we the people remind our elected representatives of this fact.
Your blogger, at right, wishes everyone a happy, prosperous and fairly treated New year 2013, from the United Nurses of Alberta picket line at Edmonton’s Devonshire Care Centre, where Registered Nurses are fighting for respect and fair treatment by their employer – and by courageously doing so in the middle of a Prairie winter, are fighting for every one of us.
We’ve made it past the Mayan Apocalypse and are poised enter 2013, a brand spankin’ new year. ‘Tis the season for reviewing 2012. Here’s my personal, and entirely random, “best of 2012″ list: Best NonFiction: * Goodness knows we need inspiration and encouragement in these times, and Andrew Harvey gives the reader just that. Thanks [...]