Lit from within

The extraordinary story of Jacques Lusseyran by Geoff Olson • They told me that to be blind meant not to see. Yet how was I … Read more

The off-key song of creation

by Geoff Olson • In a scene from the 1999 film, The Matrix, a mysterious figure in shades confronts the main character, Neo. “You’ve felt … Read more


Part 3: The mystery of consciousness tackled in Tucson by Geoff Olson • It’s an April afternoon in Tucson, Arizona, and the city streets are … Read more

Ed Asner

Ed Asner

I’m already against the next war an interview by Joseph Roberts • Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 15, 1929, Ed Asner became hugely … Read more

Something Nothing

A shot of Tao

The unheralded virtues of absence by Geoff Olson • It was a warm summer night on Salt Spring Island. The wine flowed freely as wasps … Read more


Red poppy white poppy

12 reasons I prefer the non-traditional variety by Geoff Olson • Like most people, I have worn a red poppy before and on Remembrance Day, … Read more