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Five Myths About Supportive Housing

Five Myths About Supportive Housing

Summary For those of you who may not like long articles, lets get the facts out of the way right from the start. Those who oppose supportive housing projects are just as compassionate as those who support them. We all want to help the most vulnerable members of our community family and provide them with the compassion, services, connections, supports and shelter which will allow them to gain a solid foundation towards becoming happy,...

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Open Letter to Gibsons Council

Open Letter to Gibsons Council

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama Good day Gibsons Mayor and Council Members. I am writing you at this time to appeal to your compassionate concern for the well-being of hundreds of Gibsons citizens (mostly over 50) who may be severely impacted by your decisions tonight with regards to cannabis dispensary licensing and any other bylaws or enforcement decisions. In...

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Gibsons, BC – A Compassionate Community

Gibsons, BC – A Compassionate Community

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama After reading through many concerned, frustrated and compassionate Facebook comments on a local community group with regards to the new Homeless Shelter that opened recently in Lower Gibsons, BC, I would like to make some humble and respectful suggestions. Suggestions which hopefully can help bring the tone of the...

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Sofia University – The Decline and Fall of Neal King

Sofia University – The Decline and Fall of Neal King

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.” (J.C. Watts) “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” (Marcus Aurelius) “Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” (Kant)   I really didn’t know how I would approach this blog posting so I wrote a few different versions ranging...

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Social Media, Education & Changing the World

Social Media, Education & Changing the World

  “When we change the way we communicate, we change society” (Clay Shirky) “Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans. We can get frank recommendations from other humans instead of from faceless companies.” (Francois Gossieaux)   Clay Shirky said it best with the title of his book Here Comes Everybody. In the book, Shirky outlines the mass...

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