Tag Archives: Community

Storming the daily divide

After being immersed in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, in awe of gushing waterfalls, forests, elk, and mountains, the rawness of Main & Hastings and returning to work last week at the Carnegie Library was euphoric, inspiring and jarring. On my first day back, Jean Swanson (a Downtown Eastside advocate, activist and legacy, now […]

Vancouver Island (Part 2): Stranded in Sointula with the Salt of the Earth

If you want your faith in humanity restored, I highly recommend having a mechanical breakdown on a remote island, perhaps inhabited by a community established by a former Finnish utopia and see what happens. That¬†experience is¬†essentially the highlight of my latest motorcycle trip with Scott. After exploring Vancouver Island (see Part One), primarily via backroad […]