Saving the World, One Word at a Time

This story is featured in the summer 2019 Save the World issue of Coast Mountain Culture magazine. With thanks to editors Mike Berard and Tara Cunningham and art director Chris Rowat for their incredible contributions towards helping this story find its fullest and best expression. Of an estimated 7,000 languages spoken around the world, only 25 of them…

Hope’s Journey

“What are you working on these days?” asked my friend Andrea. “Oh, this thing on happiness.” (I suck at the elevator pitch. Plus, I’m a bit superstitious about over-sharing a work-in-progress – as if you can squander your excitement for a project by communicating it verbally to someone, and then when you sit down at the page,…

Zero Waste meets bee-love in Squamish-based khala cloths

When Asa McKee goes to work in his home studio in Squamish making khala cloths, the plastic-free food wraps he invented with wife Tamar, he cranks the tunes (Grateful Dead, live concerts only) and starts cooking down beeswax, sourced from bee-first apiaries. “The whole house gets super warm and floral-smelling,” says Tamar. It’s planet-friendly, kid-friendly,…

Free the Radicals is live

“Humanity is going to need a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive.” –Albert Einstein I WOULDN’T FOLLOW just anyone down a rabbit hole. I’m a seeker, not a sucker. But when Nassim Haramein went bouncing across my field, I followed. I knew him once, and I couldn’t help but wonder where…

Sleeping in Sitkas – In Praise of Treehouses

The first time I slept outside without a roof or a tent fly, I felt as vulnerable as a bowl of kibble. But the exhilaration of waking up to meteor streaks had me hooked. The solution? Get up off the ground where the snuffling animals roam and take to the trees. Call it a nest…