Creations, Journal, Third Culture Kid

Look up, look deep and tell me what you see

I'm fixing up my résumé, and it's not for the first or the last time. I also realize that what I want to write is not necessarily what I should write. They tell me that I'm meant to list, yet again, my education and work experiences. I want to write the whole truth. I want… Continue reading Look up, look deep and tell me what you see

Creations, Journal, Senegal

Arms raised to me

Now. Raising one hand, marvel at the mechanisms, the magic, the life-force creation here around, in soil, sun and sand. Raise the other hand and the spirit slips through my fingers, its natural rhythm is in flight with the flocks, in tune with trance of trickling of the stream, with the whistle of the wind.… Continue reading Arms raised to me

biking, Creations, Journal, Travel

My first book is published!! It’s here and it’s real!

My first ever book has been self-published in print and 10 copies are lying on the table in my living room. (And it's available on Amazon!)  I paid the UPS guy 11 zlotes for the extra taxes. At 8:24 am today. I am speechless. What an incredible blessing. To be able to take a project,… Continue reading My first book is published!! It’s here and it’s real!

Calgary, Canada, Casual, Creations, DIY, Farmer, Sustainable Agriculture

Oh but to live in a chicken coop again

Stories of home and hearth : central Alberta, Canada - June-Sept 2013 When the Fishers and I decided to work together last summer, I was to be living out at their farm near the town of Didsbury most days in the week, and touching base with the big city life in Calgary the other days… Continue reading Oh but to live in a chicken coop again

Casual, Creations, DIY, Haiti, Journal

How to celebrate Agriculture Day with a paintbrush (and etching tool)

It was a coincidence (or was it?) that I headed out to Fire Escape (the pottery painting place in Calgary) last Thursday, May 1st. May 1st also happens to be Labour and Agriculture Day in Haiti.  I've been waiting for the right opportunity to pay my tributes to Kouzen Zaca, the patron Iwa of farmers.  His… Continue reading How to celebrate Agriculture Day with a paintbrush (and etching tool)

Calgary, Creations, Sustainable Agriculture

Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms – an overview

Compiled from my notes from attending the "You Can Farm" workshop; Internet research and videos - I'd like to make this overview of Polyface Farms readily available to anyone interested in: alternative farming business models making more money from sustainable farming the Salatin success story and the foundations upon which Polyface Farms has been built… Continue reading Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms – an overview

Calgary, Creations, DIY, Urban ecology

New materials, plants and ideas

So after the awesome Seedy Saturday event this past weekend I've made definite advances in my Calgary Woodlands design. First and foremost I purchased seeds and even a few plugs - anything from sunflowers to kale - I know I'll need a lot more but atleast it's a start. Have collected several dozen burlap bags… Continue reading New materials, plants and ideas

Calgary, Creations, DIY, Urban ecology

A collage of planter ideas using recycled materials

This is a collage of a dozen or so planter ideas I'm thinking of putting into action in the new Woodlands Perma project So, basically... I've got to phone around local businesses to see if I can get a few shipping containers, coffee bags and the like (I love the look!!) and figure out if… Continue reading A collage of planter ideas using recycled materials

Creations, Other

A new photo collage – for Wealth & Money area (Feng Shui)

I've been making collages for years, enjoying the creative process, content to decipher the mysteries of my subconscious upon completion of my work. Even after several years I'll look at a collage differently, understand something more from the arrangement of photos that some higher force enacts through me. The layers, depth of meaning and significance… Continue reading A new photo collage – for Wealth & Money area (Feng Shui)