Spring Gillard

Not a Maverick

I switched my Mac computer over to a new operating system this week and I soon discovered that I am no maverick. I do not like this new system. It’s like learning a whole new language. Nothing is familiar. Apple Mail on my lovely large screen desktop computer looked like I was viewing my emails […]

Restorative Evenings

I’ve been thinking about how little consideration is given to sustaining ourselves in this mad rush towards saving the world. And by sustaining ourselves, I mean taking time out daily to slow down, get quiet, and replenish the fuel. Restorative activities can take many forms, could be a seaside walk, a bubble […]

All Weather Words

There is talk lately of retiring the word sustainability and shifting to resiliency. Merriam-Webster defines resilience as:


: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress


: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

Canadian ecologist C.S. […]

Compost at Sea

It’s hard to escape your past. After 14 years as the compost hotline operator, it has been hard for me to move beyond that identity. I occasionally think I may have been successful in creating a new persona. Like the time I wrote a letter to the editor of a local newspaper about eco-density […]