Join Sea to Seed and “Over Grow the System”

by Bruce Mason It’s impossible to over-emphasize the importance of localizing food systems, homesteading, organic farming, community building and permaculture. So much time and so many resources are being spent fighting against something. Pick a cause and there’ll be placards, shouted chants, shared posts, too many marches, far too many speeches, ever more hand-wringing and … Read more

Christy, Justin, Kinder Morgan – Take a hike

Stanley Park seawall

The Burrard Inlet is a damn good reason to say “No” to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. It’s our living room, meeting place, our Malecón and public square. by Bruce Mason Whenever our Premier (or PM) crave something “world class,” we recommend Vancouver’s Seaside Greenway, which includes the Stanley Park Seawall. As the planet’s longest, … Read more

A triumphant soundtrack for our times

the Leonard Cohen soundtrack

For the greater part of 82 years, Leonard Cohen wrote, recorded and performed a sometimes bleak, sometimes joyful, soundtrack of our times. Even from his deathbed. Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) by Bruce Mason Just before the profoundly sad news of his death went viral in November, many were listening to Leonard Cohen’s latest recording, You Want … Read more