Seminar on Electropollution: 7pm May 27 at Choices - 3248 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC 604-541-3902

Instruments Beyond Borders

Instruments Beyond Borders

May 1, 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Warning! This story may be addictive and you’ll be hooked into wanting much more. Symptoms include clapping, shouting, dancing and jumping for joy. Frantically searching for unused musical instruments in dark corners. Craving and purchasing a ticket to one of the most satisfying evenings of your life. Feeling as turned on as when...

Playground politics in the workplace

Playground politics in the workplace

May 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Every situation – even a disaster – is an opportunity to be your best. – Rosalene Glickman, PhD How often do you hear yourself or others grumbling about the workplace? Indeed, it is very common. Ideally, the workplace should be a more mature environment than the schoolyard, but if we really...

Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier

Apr 1, 2015

The evolution of a song by Bruce Mason • It’s been 10 years since Buffy Sainte-Marie graced the cover of Common Ground and more than five decades since she wrote Universal Soldier, her international anthem to peace, which is just as vital and timely today. In a 2005 Common Ground interview, publisher Joseph Roberts stated, “Universal Soldier is just as...

Power in the Blood

Power in the Blood

Apr 1, 2015

A conversation with Buffy Sainte-Marie by Bruce Mason • I’m upside down with a mean, 27-hour Australia-Hong Kong-London jet-lag, hoping my band can survive the pace,” reports Buffy Sainte-Marie, who turned 74 in February. She is referring to her whirlwind, globe-trotting tour in advance of the release of her album, Power in the Blood, on May 12. “It’s...

The micro and macro of nutrients

The micro and macro of nutrients

Apr 1, 2015

by Nancy Lin DeGregori   • There are two types of nutrients we need for our survival: micronutrients and macronutrients. This division is based on the quantity of a nutrient the body needs. We need micronutrients in small amounts and macronutrients in large amounts. Claimed by macrobiotic enthusiasts, a careful balance of micronutrients and...

Cathedrals to cartoons

Cathedrals to cartoons

Apr 1, 2015

Art, satire and spirituality in the 21st century • article and photo by Geoff Olson On a six-week trip to Europe back in the eighties, I discovered I was a fiend for cathedrals. Each destination usually involved a trek from train station to cathedral to pub to hostel (not necessarily in that order). It made for a pleasing combination of the sacred and...

Finding your purpose

Finding your purpose

Apr 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion, for your passion will lead you right to your purpose. – Bishop T.D. Jakes My clients sometimes tell me they are struggling to find their purpose in life and wonder what it is they are ‘supposed’ to be doing. It is as though the right answer is hidden...

STAR WISE: April 2015

STAR WISE: April 2015

Apr 1, 2015

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces Western tropical astrology is solar based – in whichever of the 12 signs of the zodiac are featured. Eastern Vedic astrology is lunar based and much of it is derived from the Moon’s monthly motion through the 27 lunar mansions,...

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Mar 1, 2015

HeForShe UN campaign to end gender inequality an invitation from UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson • Last fall, British actor Emma Watson launched the United Nations campaign, HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity for the benefit of all. The HeForShe initiative...

Solar Impulse first plane to fly without fuel

Solar Impulse first plane to fly without fuel

Mar 1, 2015

by Bruce Mason • As you read this, one of the greatest adventures in the 21st century, if not in human history, is unfolding: a flight around the world, powered only by the sun. The objective is to attract the world and focus attention on preserving our planet and sustaining and improving our quality of life. It is intended to motivate global society – you...