Spirit

Anger vs. understanding

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. – Mahatma Gandhi Anger is a biological response designed to help us protect ourselves in…

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, almost as a seasonal reflex….

“Our Alice”

the Nobel, explosion and aftermath by Bruce Mason • Despite all you have heard and read, Alice Munro didn’t actually win the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. She earned it….

A casualty of peace

READ IT JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass (Touchstone Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2010) reviewed by Ralph Maud…

Jake’s Gift

The new ‘urgency’ of Remembrance by Bruce Mason • Hopefully, as you read this, you will pause at some point to remember those who helped make the freedom to read,…

Fan-funded films

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Retiring VIFF artistic director Alan Franey said he was amazed only four 35-mm films screened at this past fest. Two years ago, he…

Being true to life

A NEW EARTH by Eckhart Tolle • To read Eckhart Tolle’s latest column, please see the current print edition of Common Ground. For copyright reasons, we are authorized to publish…