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PostArctica: Bus Stop With Dirt Picture

Realized lately that two projects that I have had going in the last couple of years, Bus Stops and Dirt, have started interacting. Not sure I completely approve, yet, it […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Bus Stop With Dirt Picture

Cowichan Conversations: No part of the word ‘clean’ should be used in association with LNG

One thing that folks living in and around Howe Sound and those of us on the Islands is that we are both facing LNG developments that fly in the face of need, economic benefits, threaten Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: No part of the word ‘clean’ should be used in association with LNG

PostArctica: At The River Today

Not much ice left out there, just this weird strip of chunks floating along next to the shore. You could hear it tinkling, like chimes. . . . → Read More: PostArctica: At The River Today

PostArctica: Peace On Earth

I want to wish all my friends a very happy holiday season. I know some of you have suffered great loss this past year, or have had some personal crap […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Peace On Earth

PostArctica: 10th Anniversary

Yep, 10 years here on Word Press as of yesterday. I sure got to meet a lot of really cool and interesting people because of this blog. I have been […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: 10th Anniversary

Politics and its Discontents: More Canaries

My guess is only the willfully ignorant, the profoundly stupid, and the ideologically blind do not realize the environmental peril we are experiencing, one primarily but not exclusively driven by climate change. Monster storms, massive wildfires and record droughts are just three of the more obvious symptoms of a critically ill planet. But it is not hard, if we look just a little beyond melodramatic headlines and visuals, to see that the problem is leaving no ecosystem unscathed. The world’s oceans are one such ecosystem, as rising temperatures are wreaking largely unseen havoc.

The latest evidence of earth’s fever (Read more…)

PostArctica: Buffy Sainte-Marie

“”You talk about all the foster home kids, some of those parents they grew up without parents. They never knew a parent. How were they supposed to know how a family works? What they learned was how to be a bullying nun, how to be a pedophile priest, that’s what they learned. That’s what we’ve been living with.””

Story here.

PostArctica: Buffy Sainte-Marie

“”You talk about all the foster home kids, some of those parents they grew up without parents. They never knew a parent. How were they supposed to know how a family works? What they learned was how to be a bullying nun, how to be a pedophile priest, that’s what they learned. That’s what we’ve been living with.””

Story here.

PostArctica: Verdun Waterfront Today

Didn’t have my camera when when we got hit with sunshine combined with blinding wet snow but got a few of the aftermath.

 

 

PostArctica: Short Story

I woke up this morning and what happened next will blow your mind. I put on the pot for hot water and something extraordinary happened. Then I went to the bathroom and you just wouldn’t believe what happened there. Back in the kitchen I found something awesome. The water boiled and I will never forget what happened next. Pouring my coffee was like standing atop Mount Everest. I sat down and the coolest things started happening. Exhausted, I went back to bed and what happened next has kept me up for days, mind blown, better world!

PostArctica: 2015 – The Year Of The Light At The End Of The Tunnel!

On Day 5 of a nasty cold, the kind that seems like it went away on Day 3 and then on Day 4 kicks yer butt in a comeback that any self respecting virus would have to admire.

So I am going to wish Everyone a very happy and safe holiday season. I will be home alone for Christmas this year for the first time in my life (my only close relative, Mom, is in the hospital, she’s fine by the way) and I am sort of looking forward to the experience seeing as there is not much in the (Read more…)

PostArctica: 9 Years.

Yep, been 9 years since I started this blog today! Had no idea where it was going when it started but I did get to participate in the largest ongoing “single issue” protest movement in the history of the city. We didn’t win but it’s really difficult to look back and think of it as a loss in any way. A lot of doors were opened, plenty of consciousness raising, and some strong connections were established. Still proud to know all the awesome people I got to meet from 2005-2010 and continue to see around town. It’s been sort of (Read more…)

PostArctica: God Speaks!

PostArctica: Urban Autumn

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trans Mountain: They Had To Bomb The Whale In Order To Save The Whale

Dropping explosives into the ocean to scare whales away from balls of floating dilbit is just just one element of  Trans Mountain’s “world class” response to oil-spills outta ships carrying Alberta Tar from its pipelines.  And if the bombers should overshoot…then hey!  they’ll be enough blubber steak for sale in Vancouver’s trendy “game” restaurants to finance a protected area, where the last deafened and terrified whales can huddle as they wait for the next air-strike.

PostArctica: Sharing The Jug

PostArctica: Sharing The Jug

PostArctica: The Thing About

The thing about right wing believers they love a good fight good and evil black and white the extremities heroes and villains sinners and saints But when it comes to ordinary people and ordinary stories and all kinds of talk about what’s good and what’s right They get lost in the details the subtle gestures of life where Love is always the answer and Peace is the light

PostArctica: The Thing About

The thing about right wing believers they love a good fight good and evil black and white the extremities heroes and villains sinners and saints But when it comes to ordinary people and ordinary stories and all kinds of talk about what’s good and what’s right They get lost in the details the subtle gestures of life where Love is always the answer and Peace is the light

ParliamANT Hill: Humpbacks losing ‘threatened’ status amid pipeline concerns

This is Earth Day? Inspired by this headline.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/humpback-whale-losing-threatened-status-amid-northern-gateway-concerns-1.2617633

PostArctica: How Climate Change Will Kill Us in the Dumbest Possible Way

Couldn’t agree more, stupid is our our story to the end…

AKIRA WATTS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT

When we’re not actively engaged in killing each other, watching TV, or occupied in other such entertaining diversions, one of humanity’s favorite hobbies is imagining that we live in the end times, with extinction lurking around every corner. I’ve never been a huge fan of this sort of thing. I tend to hold that, as Copernicus explained, we don’t occupy a privileged position at the center of the universe, nor do we occupy a privileged position in time, either at the beginning or (Read more…)

PostArctica: How Climate Change Will Kill Us in the Dumbest Possible Way

Couldn’t agree more, stupid is our our story to the end…

AKIRA WATTS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT

When we’re not actively engaged in killing each other, watching TV, or occupied in other such entertaining diversions, one of humanity’s favorite hobbies is imagining that we live in the end times, with extinction lurking around every corner. I’ve never been a huge fan of this sort of thing. I tend to hold that, as Copernicus explained, we don’t occupy a privileged position at the center of the universe, nor do we occupy a privileged position in time, either at the beginning or (Read more…)

PostArctica: Keep Your Coins, I Want Change

by meek in Melbourne, Australia

PostArctica: Salt of The Earth

Lets drink to the hard working people Lets think of the lowly of birth Spare a thought for the rag taggy people Lets drink to the salt of the earth

Lets drink to the hard working people Lets drink to the salt of the earth Lets drink to the two thousand million Lets think of the humble of birth

PostArctica: Slogans For The Interim