Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years

April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day. “I turned my face more exclusively than ever to the woods, where I was better known.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden Earth Day is 50 years Strong. Today, April 22, 2020, the world celebrate Earth Day. This year’s theme is climate action, a challenge that requires…

A River Flows Through Our Lives

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”  Henry David Thoreau, Walden My father…

The Search for Truth

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”  Marcus Aurelius, Meditations The singular connection throughout the narratives of the ancient world was the search for truth. This universal appeal resonates throughout history.  Establishing objective truth is difficult as times because it must pass through the lens…

A Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau met in 1837.  Lucy Brown, who boarded at David Thoreau’s home, was the sister-in-law of Ralph Waldo Emerson. On April 9th, she introduced the two men who were destined to form a lifelong friendship.  Emerson was 34 and Thoreau was a 20-year old Harvard senior.  Both men were…

Never look back, unless…

Have you ever said – “I wish we could go back to the good old days.”  Somehow,  we seem to forget that there were problems back then, too!! “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”  Henry David Thoreau

A September Walk

September is my favourite month.  There is energy, freshness in the breeze as I walk on Vancouver’s famous Seawall.  On a clear September morning, I can see the water touch the mountains. “Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea…