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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

Chief Editor

Peace Pilgrim Revisited

Imagine what it would feel like to simply walk out the door with only the clothes on your back, a comb, a folded toothbrush and the all encompassing ability to literally walk your talk. More than 50 years ago, one very ordinary woman took the first step on an amazing 28 year pilgrimage for world peace.

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Part 1 – It’s a matter of disclosure

Pity assignment editors in newsrooms across B.C. this month. No shortage of material.

Monty’s Showroom – now ashes, after the Plaza Hotel in Victoria burned to the ground – found itself back in the news, gang activity on the West Shore on Vancouver Island regrettably contributed to news cycles, the scandal at the B.C. legislature did too, money laundering and a new – but not so new – label has been thrown into B.C.’s political lexicon, “politically exposed persons.”

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A Successful/Disastrous Economy

The title of this chronicle is an oxymoron, a figure of speech that links two apparently contradictory concepts together (like “make haste slowly”). In this chronicle, I will explore the two contrasting concepts—a successful economy that is also a disaster. The contrast is also evident in political leadership, both in the U.S. and in Canada.

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Love at the heart of politics?

You probably don’t know who Marianne Williamson is–she recently declared herself to be a contender for the US Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. She won’t win. In 2016 she ran as an independent for a seat in the House of Representatives and came in fourth of four in her California riding. Well maybe you do know something of her reputation as Oprah Winfrey’s spiritual adviser whose discussion of A Course in Miracles on Oprah’s TV show catapulted the book sales to millions overnight.

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The Shaman’s Tale

One of the things we ask children is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They may respond–a fireman, a nurse, a policeman, a truck driver or many other jobs from the stable world in which they live.

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