Attitude of Gratitude

In loving memory of Devine Eldenby Penny AllportWelcome to the hitch’n post, the bitch’n post and the psychiatric unit all in one, I heard a voice call across the busy store I had entered.It was November 1, 1988, when I ducked in off a street in Steveston, sheltering...

The Legacy of John T Shields Lives On

Reflections on the Second Anniversary of his Death by Kim Holl John Bradbury’s father once said:  “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies.  A child, or a book, a painting, or a garden planted.  Something your hand touched some way so your soul...

Ahoushat Holiday Drive

Ahoushat Holiday Drive by Nikki Sanchez Hood The word Ahousaht means “people living with their backs to the land and mountains facing the ocean” in the Nuu-cha-nulth language of the Ahousaht people.  Located on remote Flores Island, the community is only...

March – a poem by Renate Nahser – Ringer

MARCH You are a time of transitions A porous border between winter and spring A fluid line between death and life Here in the North seeds are beginning to stir in the dark womb of Mother Earth You slowly loosen winter’s chilling grip Permitting new shoots of hope to...

Green Burial, Brandy and Cheese Curds

On a summer journey home in July to officiate a family wedding near where I was born in Ontario, I spent a day with my Aunt Beryl at her request. At 84, Aunt Beryl wanted to visit the Cemetery where she had pre-purchased a plot many years earlier, in hopes of...
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