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Desire and the Little Death

Desire and the Little Death     Sex is confusing even at the best of times.  There seems to be no greater quagmire than the swamp of our conflicting emotions and amorous thoughts.  For this reason desire is often maligned as romantic folly or worse, an agent...

Decolonizing the mind

Decolonizing the Mind     Many years ago when I was in my early 20’s I found myself in the sweat lodge of a Hul’ qui’ num medicine man on Northern Vancouver Island.  I was there with a small group of well intentioned, but naive eco activists to build...

A Nation Devoid of Touch Cannot Stand

A Nation Devoid of Touch Cannot Stand     In 2001 I was 5 days into my acupuncture training when the twin towers came down.  The world as I imagined it had suddenly evaporated and I questioned the validity of entering a 3 year diploma program in such an...

Remembering TAKAYA: The lone wolf and the wild within

Remembering TAKAYA: The lone wolf and the wild within   Artist credit: @blaireilly #artfortakaya Most people will recall March 2020 as the month when everything changed.  A global pandemic was declared, the economy went into free fall, and toilet paper became...