Category Archives: Creative Works

Walking in the Dark

This post is about the most recent of the 2-3 hour ‘contemplative wanderings’ that I do near the end of each month. In the early hours of evening, at this time of year this far north, it’s already been dark … Continue reading

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Alternate Reality

As I wake up this morning, the view out the window (above) doesn’t look auspicious for thoughtful meandering outdoors. So I decide to do my regular month-end “reflective walk” on the treadmill in the apartment’s gym. There are now lots … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Another World

drawing by Michael Leunig Oh, to live in a world in which our instincts tell us that all wars and all acts of violence are unwise and deplorable, a world in which we immediately and relentlessly strive to end them, … Continue reading

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Chemical Soup

photo by guilhem vellut on flickr CC BY 2.0 I am on the ferry, on a visit to Bowen Island, where I used to live. I had forgotten how exciting it is for small kids to be on a “big … Continue reading

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A Prayer to No One

cartoon by Michael Leunig May it be seen that we fretful, fearful humans are just lost, hurt, struggling, bewildered creatures doing our best, and that no one is ‘to blame’ for what has happened on this damaged, desolated planet. May … Continue reading

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Our ‘Pathetic’ Species

the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody, near my home; photo for Google Maps by Malvina This evening I’m walking to the theatre, and thinking about how the arts evoke certain emotions in us. It’s dark already, and now that rush … Continue reading

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This Body Takes Me for a Walk

another radical non-duality post, for no reason So I watch this apparent body as it rides down the elevator and takes ‘me’ for a 90-minute round-trip walk to the shores of Burrard Inlet, the closest reach of the Salish Sea … Continue reading

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Creatures at Play

In a foreign land There were creatures at play Running hand in hand Needing nowhere to stay Driven to the mountains high They were sunken in the cities deep Livin’ in my sleep. I feel like goin’ back Back where … Continue reading

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Frogs’ Hollow

This is a work of fiction. Canadian soldiers monitor Afghan citizens being questioned in Kandahar, 2008; photo by Allauddin Khan in Canadian Dimension. I saw him pretty often on my trips to Loblaws grocery last year. He looked old and … Continue reading

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Nothing Has to Make Sense

image of Hoy Creek Trail; screenshot from the video linked below from KWG Vids One of my favourite walks, just a couple of minutes from home, is the Hoy Creek trail that runs from the “city centre” (which is actually … Continue reading

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