Exciting times

THIRTY SOMETHING by Ishi Dinim There are three things on my mind these days: babies, politics and basketball. I’m feeling pretty upbeat about all of … Read more

Go for green

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Green is a big plus when it comes to nutrition. Whether it is a salad or vibrant florets of steamed broccoli, a green … Read more

Growing a food movement

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot Food security seems to be on everyone’s mind this year. It’s fascinating to see so many local initiatives … Read more

True surrender

THE POWER OF NOW by Eckhart Tolle If we always accept the way things are, we are not going to make any effort to improve them. … Read more

Release attachment

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Forever is composed of nows. – Emily Dickinson According to Buddhist philosophy, there are two major causes of all human suffering. … Read more

Blue Gold and other VIFF gems

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead In recent years, there has been a spate of documentaries on the subject of water – its increasing commodification … Read more

It’s time to vote

EARTHFUTURE by Guy Dauncey It’s the election season with a vengeance, with the Canadian (October 14), US (November 4) and BC municipal elections (November 15) … Read more

Election fever

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola With all the elections coming this fall and winter, global warming is bound to spike up with … Read more

The plastic prison

by Geoff Olson In a 2007 Saturday Night Live skit, a book-selling huckster appears before a couple sitting at a kitchen table, picking through their credit card … Read more