In September, a British doctor who specializes in palliative care, wrote this op ed for the New York Times. I kept returning to the image of the 51 year old woman with untreatable breast cancer listening to birdsong outside her window, realizing as she tuned in to its cheery tune, that it was okay. She … Continue reading Open a window and let the “nowness” in
Canada’s Godfather of Indigenous Cuisine, David Wolfman, reveals the way food transforms us - not through rigid definitions and diets, but as a path into a great big interconnected web of life and stories. I asked Chef David Wolfman if he thought eating an all-indigenous diet would transform me over time, and he laughed. Wolfman … Continue reading Eat your way home
When the Question announced that January 23 2018 would be its final issue, I lamented all the local voices I'd no longer have the chance to hear. I asked Tat7ush if she would continue to share her insights with us, and we agreed that a good place to start would be to reproduce some of her … Continue reading Reconnecting with Lil’wat columnist, Tat7ush (Theresa Peters)
This was the final column I wrote in the Whistler Question, and it's not lost on me, that this huge revelation to me, of thinking like an ancestor, is something built-in to indigenous ways of thinking. As radical as it is to me, I think it's fundamental to the life approach for many of my … Continue reading Think like an ancestor
Katrina Onstad hates brunch. The Toronto-based journalist finds it to be a colossal time-waster, although she phrases it more delicately. “I’m a little ambivalent about it. I have had some really nice brunches. But the culture around it? And lining up? No. I hate it. It pushes you into a consumptive mode, and consumption is … Continue reading You don’t have time to volunteer, so maybe you should
When Dawn Johnson dreams, she dreams impossible dreams. Instead of home schooling her kids or putting them in Waldorf, she dreams of inspiring the administrators and teachers of School District 48 to think outside the classroom box by sharing statistics at PD Days about the tangible benefits of nature education. She dreams of kids who … Continue reading Want to go halves in an orchard?
Technically, I’m a vegetarian. Have been for over 20 years. Pretty much since I was in a position to say “this is what’s going into my body, and this is not, “I’ve taken a left turn at eating anything that used to have a heartbeat. But when Chef Randy Jones says “try this” and slides … Continue reading Column: When the best place to be is in the kitchen… being cooked for