Category: Norm Reynolds

Even The Patience Of Mother Earth Has A Limit

Difficult and painful as it is to think the Coved19 pandemic which is so rapidly overpowering humanity and its economies is behaving like powerful medicine for our beleaguered Earth. Iit is a hard analogy to refute, especially in terms of the Earth’s self regulating mechanisms we have come to call the Gaia hypothesis.

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Is a Mountain of TP the Defining Value of the Age of Humanity?

Oh, my gosh! Reality has become more absurd than we could have imagined. Imagine: trains of Costco carts leaving the big box store with nothing but toilet paper! Enough TP to supply whole subdivisions for months going out the door in a day! Our most precious product/belonging –TP: not mother of Pearl nor potatoes, nor steak, nor fine wine, nor great music, nor—even—antiviral meds; just TP!?

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Credit Unions for a Better Community

Because I have been an advocate for more credit union values on credit unions and have served on the boards of directors of both Comox Valley Credit Union and Coastal Community Credit Union CCCU I often have people calling up at this time of year asking who I will be voting for in the election of Coastal Community Credit Union directors.

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The Conundrum On Which Democracy Founders?

It seems to me that the current NDP provincial government, under the leadership John Horgan and Carole James, has done a reasonably good job of moving toward a more just and caring society with the need to foster the long term well being of our economy. I would give our current government very high marks for cleaning up the, BC Liberal created, swamp of big money dominance over our electoral process and all the corruption that went with it.

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When Your Favorite Journalist Isn’t

Tonight I sit in front of the computer screen, my fingers hanging on the keyboard ready to—once again—translate what I am trying to communicate into script AND…the words don’t come. I am at a loss to understand, let alone write about Andrew Nikiforuk’s January 27 post on The Tyee Huawei to Hell . For years, I, like so many others, have regarded Nikiforuk’s columns/books/writing as examples of journalism in the public interest—at its best!

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Jacob Marley Returns

I want to start this week’s post with a story. It’s about a Christmas event but it is not about Christmas. It is about our children and grandchildren to whom we owe an inheritance of a healthy planet—an inheritance WE are failing miserably to provide.

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