I am a compulsive acknowledger. I acknowledge people passing me with a wave or nod, or a greeting. I greet a tree or take a photo of a little plant or a bird hoping to find out later what its name is. I acknowledge the little painted stones someone left around the trail sign, or … Continue reading 30 days of acknowledging
PSS Mountain Bikers strike again! Congrats to all
Congratulations to the Pemberton Secondary School Mountain Bike team for winning the BC Provincials at Red Mountain over the weekend. Second year in a row. Congratulations to all the students and all their team supports - teachers, parents, families, and props to all the parent volunteers who help make these things happen.
Registration for free 5 day ski passes for kinda-grade 5 kids (Epic SchoolKids for the 2023/24 season) is now open.
The Epic SchoolKids Whistler Blackcomb Pack is a FREE program for Canadian and Washington State Kindergartners through grade 5 that provides five days of free skiing and riding at Whistler Blackcomb. No purchase necessary! Register your child/children now at https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/tickets-and-passes/more-options/epic-schoolkids.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3h7mHiNzVeD9wHF_yrYhA9C3UP1tIQjOcZ0Gjox7OERhaEfzNY-WeN2ak Thanks to Amy Peterson for sharing. It is so hard as a parent to keep up with all the things, more especially so when people … Continue reading Registration for free 5 day ski passes for kinda-grade 5 kids (Epic SchoolKids for the 2023/24 season) is now open.
What can I do?
When you wake up to injustice, all that sleeping energy suddenly wants to move into action. OMG I finally get the urgency of the climate crisis, and NOW I want to do something. Srsly, they were starving and murdering children? Let's fix this systemic racism BS. If we have grown up all our lives with … Continue reading What can I do?
The root cause is colonialism and the problem is it’s hard and we’re not very well practiced at doing hard things so we need to learn radical tenderness and stay with the trouble
Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures is is an international arts/research collective that roots a portion of its work on unceded Musqueam land (where the University of British Columbia is located). Advaya is this groovy two-sister powered outfit from the UK that is offering incredible online courses that keep me on the verge of quitting work for … Continue reading The root cause is colonialism and the problem is it’s hard and we’re not very well practiced at doing hard things so we need to learn radical tenderness and stay with the trouble
A poem that had to be shared one day
So, one morning, not long ago, I scrolled briefly on my instagram and was brought to a pause by this face. There was something about her eyes that made me want to listen to this episode of the podcast that had posted it, so I cued it up on my way to a karma yoga … Continue reading A poem that had to be shared one day
At last, a font designed to support First Nations languages!!
Some awesome news, via the First People's Cultural Council: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrwG2VXv0H7/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY%3D Let's talk font! 💻 🧑🏽💻 If you spend time working on computers, you may know how tricky it can be to find fonts compatible with the special characters and syllabics in Indigenous languages. ✨We wanted to let you know about the BC Sans font, which has … Continue reading At last, a font designed to support First Nations languages!!
Sustain the ones who sustain you
Sustainability has become such an abused word it's become almost meaningless... but what about this invitation from the wonderful Robin Wall Kimmerer: Sustain the ones who sustain you. Isn't that just the most logical thing? Know the ways of the ones who take care of you, so that you may take care of them. Introduce … Continue reading Sustain the ones who sustain you
Your attention stretches you, or shatters you…
My friend Monica shared something so delightful recently: that the word attention means to stretch towards. "I found out recently that the word ‘attention’ comes from the latin attentionem, meaning to stretch towards." Cue this rather cute video of snail that my then-nine-year old took last year around this time. I imagine my attention as … Continue reading Your attention stretches you, or shatters you…
Hurt people hurt. But it doesn’t end there.
Hurt people hurt others. Hurt that is not transformed is transmitted. These two insights have helped me understand so much - about relationships I'm part of, about my relationship with colonization, about why Magneto in the X-Men is so unrelentingly bad. And sometimes, that has felt like a formula that cannot be resolved in any … Continue reading Hurt people hurt. But it doesn’t end there.