Granny D, aka Doris Haddock, died last month at the age of 100. At 89, this activist undertook a journey most of us will never even contemplate, let alone complete — she walked across the United States to bring attention to a corrupt, corporate-driven political system.
It sounds crazy, but I really hope my house burns down. I honestly believe that if I lost all of my worldly possessions in a fire, I would be able to escape this house, the clutter and particular memories these boxes of crap represent. I half expect the producers of the show Hoarders to knock […]
In a family that shuns conformity, how does a kid get a little rebellion in? Donna Leskosek observes an uprising in action.
What device do you take with you when you’re biking across the Baja, sleeping in tents and raising dust and craving convergence? iPhone? Kindle? iPad? Neil Johnston does the road test.
After 16 years of owning a guitar, a terrified gal drags herself to a very scary music lesson.
For a young woman in the 1980s, working in the business world meant typing and serving coffee for the boss. At least if Dolly Parton’s iconic movie “9 to 5” was any kind of reflection of the times. But I guess Elaine Nadeau must have missed that movie because instead she just “poured herself a cup of ambition” and opened her own business instead.
You only have to look at some reliable documentary footage to realize that bugs are capable of growing into behemoths at whim — or at least when they sniff some radioactive fallout — and terrorizing humankind!
Nature is imbued with healing spirit: every plant and stone and creature has a specific spiritual presence, and anything derived from nature embodies an aspect of that spirit. In the Shamanic view, which includes Wicca, we consider all things to have spiritual energy, vibration and even personality.
The sport of Dog Agility has been an unexpected delight for both my dog and me. In the beginning, it was a reason to teach my dog a number of novel behaviours using Clicker Training and operant conditioning. But my adventures with my dog in this wonderful sport have taught me a great many lessons about kindness, persistence, patience and trust.
When I’m writing, like I was this morning, I am reminded that my father would probably hate the whole thing. Other people did that. Writers are important, but you, son… — he would have left the rest unsaid. He would have dismissed the writing, the words themselves, the subject matter, my attitude, my not having […]