I have survived plenty of internal Armageddons, but the ones that really shake me to my core are environmental events that are climate-driven - otherwise acknowledged as "Events Beyond Our Control" (EBOC). I recently had yet another unexpected call to check my preparedness, with only a few seconds of warning. While preparing dinner, I heard … Continue reading Armageddon – Can You Prepare Enough?
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
I outsource memory. I don’t trust mine. So, when I see something that inspires me, I reach reflexively for my phone. Snap. Screenshot. Store. As I offloaded hundreds of images onto my desktop the other day, to de-bloat my phone, I saw how pointless this had been – all these things I’d wanted to … Continue reading Forget freely, remember collectively
On April 9 2017, I asked my 74 year old friend, Stu Armstrong, (an avid photographer) to take over our instagram account for the week. He'd never been on instagram, but he gamely accepted, uploaded the app to his phone and shared his unique perspective for the week - dry observations and a deep passion … Continue reading Remembering Stu Armstrong
Mhairi Marcella took this shot on October 2 as proof that fall might have gone AWOL and let winter play substitute. If this image strikes you as much as it strikes me, you'll be happy to hear that Mhairi has agreed to take up our invitation to guestagram for us for the week starting 7 … Continue reading Snowline creeping down Ts’zil is our barometer of the changing seasons. Photo by Mhairi Marcella
Cancer doesn't care what colour you are, how old you are, or that there are people counting on you being around a bit longer. Over 100 people ran in the rain on Sunday to acknowledge that at the annual Terry Fox run, organized this year by Lindsay and Jess at Kufuka. Or, as Natalie Langmann … Continue reading We run because we can: photos from the Pemberton Terry Fox Run 2018
Thanks to Maxine Bruce for the following update (as of 7am September 13, 2018): 9,930 sockeye salmon are in the Birkenhead River, and on September 12th, the Lil'wat Fisheries Technicians observed 83 chinook salmon at the Birkenhead River spawning grounds at Hindu Flats. And thanks to Archie Peters for sharing this song, singing the blues … Continue reading The Birkenhead salmon tally so far