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How Do We Care For Each Other? or Creating the Shtetl We Want to Live In.

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How Do We Care For Each Other? or Creating the Shtetl We Want to Live In.

We can care for those we love, and we can care for complete strangers. We see it every day. We do it every day. Community care happens despite atrocities. Community care happens because of atrocities.

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Reciprocity

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Reciprocity

“You might rightly observe that we no longer live in small, insular societies, where generosity and mutual esteem structure our relations. But we could. It is within our power to create such webs of interdependence, quite outside the market economy. Intentional communities of mutual self-reliance and reciprocity are the wave of the future, and their currency is sharing. The move toward a local food economy is not just about freshness and food miles and carbon footprints and soil organic matter. It is all of those things, but it’s also about the deeply human desire for connection, to be in reciprocity...

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Ten Years of Singing Bowl Granola!

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Ten Years of Singing Bowl Granola!

Understanding the concept of Enough has been one of my biggest lessons in life and has brought me an abundance of peace and happiness.

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TRANSPARENTING - Five Years in and loving it!

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TRANSPARENTING - Five Years in and loving it!

  I wrote this blog post a few years ago, and, in honour of Pride Week starting in Victoria, BC, I have decided to re-post it.  It has now been five years, almost to the day since my son informed us that he identifies as male.  As he approaches his 19th birthday and legal adulthood, I could not be prouder of him. He is a smart, kind, compassionate, engaged, generous human being, and I am honoured to be his mother.    Well, it happened again. A friend recently asked me, “Are you okay? How are you doing?” Then, “It must...

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My Friend Sea Girl

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My Friend Sea Girl
I firmly believe that we are all being challenged to do something just now to fight the systemic oppression that is rearing its ugly head everywhere we look. Other than marching and writing letters, my own strength lies in fundraising.

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