Block the pop-ups: think less, think better

Stop feeding your mind worthless thoughts and negative emotions. If you want peace, restrain your mind and strengthen your will power

Block the pop-ups: think less, think betterMy friend’s mom worried her entire life about her five children. Every aspect of their existence was material for her fertile imagination. Potential hazards were always on her mind – from her toddlers catching a deadly virus to her school-age boys being snatched to her children marrying the wrong person two decades down the road.…

Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our children

The formative years with our children only come once. When we make them the highest priorities in our lives, we give them the message that they’re worthwhile

Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our childrenTechnology is everywhere. But is it all good for us and – particularly – is it good for our children? The last 50 years have seen tremendous technological advancement. The 1960s television comedy Get Smart featured a mobile phone that the main character wore in his shoe. We laughed because it seemed impossible. Today, 95…

Anxiety over Trump reaches the spawning streams

Does Trump even realize the anguish he is causing in so many hearts and minds?

Anxiety over Trump reaches the spawning streamsThis year is a big one for the chum or dog salmon, as unprecedented numbers turn up in the Salish Sea and Georgia Strait to spawn. Last weekend, some old school friends and I visited three creeks close to our house near Powell River. All had chum schooling offshore, in their lower reaches, and pairing…
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