We humans could soon have our own epoch. We could join epochs named for ice ages and tropical periods when major families of plants, birds and animals appeared or disappeared such as dinosaurs, whales and grasses. This newly proposed Epoch even has a name – the Anthropocene, the human epoch. We have of course brought […]
Archives for November 2011
After 37 years – for the most part – I am at home with who I am. It has been a long and windy road, and the twists and turns are no less abundant today. Being comfortable with who I am serves me in the world. If I didn’t discern between me and ‘what I […]
My name is Joshua S Hill, and I suffer from anxiety and depression. I’m on two types of medication; one taken every day, the other taken when I need it which, lately, has been necessary less and less, which is nice. I work from home because at this stage in my life, I’m relatively certain […]
Have you ever done something on a whim, not knowing what was in store? That happened to me when I was in Prince Edward Island (PEI) on our annual summer trek. I had read about “Experience PEI,” a program started by innkeepers Bill and Mary Kendrick who believed that if visitors met interesting Islanders doing […]
I adore this movie. Partly for the simple reason that I believe it is a thoughtful and well crafted meditation on love, destiny, and growth; partly because every viewing experience is coloured by what I know is going to happen, both in the film’s immediate story and in the larger picture of music history; and […]
Michael Lebowitz writes about love, memory and another day when things felt easier.
Though most Canadians have heard of Thomas Edison few are familiar with Canada’s own Thomas Edison, design engineer George J. Klein.
Our Guest Author, Kelsey Morgan takes us back to the middle of summer and perhaps our childhood in her poetic description of conquering one’s fears to embrace adventure.
Dog training can sound almost like a chore that needs to be done. But dog trainer Eric Brad finds it an almost musical experience. Working with your dog in training can be a wonderfully creative experience.
When I’m in the yoga world, it’s not uncommon for someone to say, upon hearing about my Zen practice, “Oh, I’m terrible at meditation” or “It’s too hard for me.” Sometimes, I hear the same thing as well from newcomers on Sunday mornings down at the zen center. However, as fellow Buddhist blogger Algernon says […]