Category Archives: Creative Works

next time

age 6 learning to ride a bicycle, frustrated falling off and falling off, again and again wanting so badly to figure it out father running behind holding the back saying to pedal faster to make it easier or to turn … Continue reading

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enough just to know

some cultures, I am told made sense of things, and made decisions in two ways fundamentally different from ours: firstly, when the stories had all been told, the choices surfaced, these cultures trusted each individual to ‘know’ what they must do. … Continue reading

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Speaking Grosbeak

“Hear that? That bird just said ‘So now what?’ Awesome!” Rafe pointed up at a nearby tree. Daria had found a clearing beside the stream not far from their regular forest path, and Rafe had quickly stripped and was splashing … Continue reading

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More Bowen Birds

I posted some of my favourite Bowen bird photos last year. Here are four more, which I took in the last couple of days. Yes I cheated — had some birdseed that I put out left over from the winter, … Continue reading

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this just being together

“Philosophers will say that humans can never be silent because the mind is made of words. Turning within, you will find only words and images that are parts of yourself. But if you turn outside yourself — to the birds and … Continue reading

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The Only Way There

dave’s model “So I had this idea to prepare a Personal Resilience Plan for 2015″, Rafe said, playing with Jag the cat. “You know, using Dave’s model. What could I do this year that would be self-awareness building, healing, liberating, … Continue reading

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The Wild Man

He asked me if I was going to West Vancouver, and if so, if I could give him a ride. We were on the ferry to the city, and I said sure. Raincoat, waterproof backpack, the guy was appropriately dressed … Continue reading

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lessons from a bird, again

1. self-healing: first, you breathe. then, gently, take stock of your wounds, your fever, whatever is not well. if you’ve been in shock, shake it off, violently, with every muscle in your body, don’t give it purchase to haunt you, … Continue reading

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something to believe in

“though we rush ahead to save our time, we are only what we feel” — Neil Young “well we’ve both lived long enough to know we’d trade it all right now for just one minute of real love” — Patrick … Continue reading

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Black Swan: A Thought Experiment

Photo from Agence France Presse via Global Policy Forum This is a thought experiment, and an idea for a possible new video game, one that might actually help us learn about the world most humans live in, appreciate our personal fortune, and help … Continue reading

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