Drought Hits Close to Home

Last week I wrote about drought in the Cowichan Valley. This week that drought has hit home. We live in a rural area, which means we don’t have city water or sewer. We have a well and a septic field, both of which require regular maintenance. We noticed late last week that the well was…

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Review: “A Walking Life,” by Antonia Malchik

You’re probably used to books about walking that address creative and spiritual transformations in those who have the privilege to walk unaccosted and unfettered in nature or the city. My friend Antonia Malchik’s book, “A Walking Life,“ which just came out from DaCapo Press, covers walking from a completely different perspective. Malchik’s book starts with…