Tide Change publishes submissions from a variety of authors whose work we admire and words we feel are relevant to our readers. Please note that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author’s employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.Pieter Vorster
Frequently in these chronicles I have referred to us humans as “earthlings.” In this chronicle I’d like to discuss the term “earthlings” in more detail.
(I know…the term “earthlings” may remind you of those 1940-50 horror movies where two-headed monsters from outer space roam through communities zapping people with their eyes and turning them into quivering mounds of flesh. But go with me on this one.)
There’s a bit of a Swiss cheese – full of holes – feel to some of the defences put forward by clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz to Speaker Darryl Plecas’s report that “accused the two of “flagrant overspending” including inappropriate expenses, lavish foreign trips, and questionable retirement and pay benefits.”read more
With all stresses (cost of living, housing issues, employment sector changing with algorithms and A.I. just to name a few) increasing exponentially the pressures on this next generation, plus the older, retired one, dealing with issues of loneliness or being a caregiver for a parent or spouse, there is no shortage of scenarios to cross the line from social drinking to needing a drink.read more
Are you battling the elements to survive? Is your bright future, creative juice and eager persona darkening under a mountain of pressure and unceasing demands?read more
This year’s annual World Community Film Fest(WCFF)–the twenty-eighth film fest in the Comox Valley—was, in my humble opinion, the most informative, enjoyable, entertaining, emotionally animating and intellectually disturbing film fest (or any event for that matter) I have attended in a very long time.read more
Frequently in these chronicles I have referred to us humans as “earthlings.” In this chronicle I’d like to discuss the term “earthlings” in more detail.read more
As we begin our four part series on the topic of addictions, we will start with a possible “Why” we have addictions in the first place. Without repetitive patterns of thought would we be prone to addictions? Technically, we are often addicted to the stories we tell ourselves.read more
Have you ever imagined how fulfilling your life would be if you could harness the energy of the cosmos? Since your energy is directed by your mind, it’s an interesting fact that it’s the 1st step that most people miss; setting a goal that strengthens your character and delivers the lifestyle you really want.read more
Marine biologists can’t say with certainty why one of the endangered southern resident killer whales swam up the Courtenay River this fall, an unusual behavior, but there’s a good chance it was scouting for salmon.read more
Imagine a land where drivers pay 55 per cent more for auto insurance than other drivers in Canada, a land where an insurance company may not cover you because of the city you live in, a land where your automobile insurance premiums isn’t based on your driving record but your postal code.
It’s a land that allows British Columbians a peek into the future, if private auto insurance should come to pass in the province.
That land is Ontario.read more