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B.C. forestry practices and “code red for humanity”

B.C. forestry practices and “code red for humanity” PATRICK S. WOLFE Anthony Britneff’s astounding statements (“Move B.C.’s forestry jobs into other sectors,” commentary, Victoria Times Colonist, Aug. 25, 2021) should be shouted from the rooftops: “wildfires … together with logging, … Continue reading

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Visible and invisible: The interlacing of worlds

Visible and invisible: The interlacing of worlds[1] PATRICK S. WOLFE “The invisibility at the heart of things was traditionally named the deus absconditus, the ‘concealed god’,” but ours is “a culture that marginalizes the invisibles.” So says psychologist James Hillman’s … Continue reading

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Old-growth logging and climate change: Tiny B.C. First Nations asked to show great wisdom

Old-growth logging and climate change: Tiny B.C. First Nations asked to show great wisdom PATRICK S. WOLFE   Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we … Continue reading

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Adolf Hitler and “the luck of the devil”

Adolf Hitler and “the luck of the devil” By PATRICK S. WOLFE Sir Ian Kershaw’s masterful two volume biography of Adolf Hitler was published in 1998 and 2000. In 2002, Kershaw was knighted for “services to History.”[1] His chapter on … Continue reading

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From Grenades to Grace: The power of certain words and experiences

From Grenades to Grace: The power of certain words and experiences[1] By Patrick Wolfe Words like “God” and “Jesus” can be loaded with a range of meaning and emotion, sometimes intended, sometimes not, and sometimes projected by people reacting to … Continue reading

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Steer Steady and True

Steer Steady and True[1] By Patrick S. Wolfe The months from May through December 1976 were likely the most important period of my life. In addition to the time I spent with [my spiritual mentor] John, which deeply influenced me, … Continue reading

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Climate change remediation and social responsibility are bedeviled by the status quo two-step

Climate change remediation and social responsibility are bedeviled by the status quo two-step PATRICK WOLFE “Stop Denying the Climate is Dying,” was one of the slogans at the Sept. 25, 2020 #FridaysForFuture protest rallies around the world.[1] “Our planet is … Continue reading

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Decision Day 2020

DECISION DAY 2020 America, America, whither goest thou? Can you not see you have lost your way? Do you remember the dream the City upon the Hill the potential to be a great light a beacon for the world? Where … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr., George Floyd, and the awful grace of God

Martin Luther King Jr., George Floyd, and the awful grace of God[1] By PATRICK S. WOLFE The heart flag is ubiquitous throughout the city.[2] It is a symbol of hope in difficult times. So was the Silent Minute. Instituted by … Continue reading

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“I can’t breathe”: Humanity’s need for a spiritual renaissance

“I can’t breathe”: Humanity’s need for a spiritual renaissance[1] By PATRICK SHANE WOLFE As “I have a dream” is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s immortal phrase, so “I can’t breathe” is George Floyd’s. Both are gifts to the world. The first … Continue reading

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