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LA Community Gardens Under Attack

Have you ever seen that documentary about the hugest urban community garden in the world that was bulldozed by the city of Los Angeles? It is a real tear-jerker. A truly disturbing film. Guess what? LA is at it again. They are planning to increase the cost per plot for community gardens from $25 to $120 in 2011. What an increase! Los Angeles has also been notorious for pulling up guerrilla gardens. Los Angeles is a fantastic city. I have lived there on and off since we used to visit my grandparents in Alhambra when we were kids. In fact, I went to high school at John Muir in Pasadena, and went to college there as well–despite the crazy excesses of that city, I really like the place.

The Turning Point – Winter Solstice 2010

The Turning Point – Winter Solstice 2010

The longest day of the year is actually one of my favorites if I am in the North or South hemispheres, as I know the days are gonna get longer and sunnier from here on out. It has been a recent thing for me to get involved in these cycles of nature, so I am still trying to figure it out. I have lear ...

Ubuntu Vancouver Maverick Meerkat Party

Ubuntu Vancouver Maverick Meerkat Party

The Ubuntu community in Vancouver are an energetic, unique and friendly bunch. Although a group of people coming together around a computer operating system might sound rather boring, this is an incredibly revolutionary movement. Contrary to even my own expectations, I am always impressed with the a ...

Christmas Jazz Club

Christmas Jazz Club

I usually don't look forward to the holidays overly much, but this weekend has been so awesome, it's really changed my outlook. We brought our tree home and decorated it Friday evening, did some Christmas crafts and baked brownies. While looking for some music we found an old CD, all of this 193 ...

Fundraiser – Milk War

Fundraiser – Milk War

Our local Cowshare is working hard to raise money for the legal fees incurred by Fraser Health's attack on our right to access milk directly from our cows. One of our cowshare members, Noriko has been working really hard and set up a screening of the recently released film "Milk War" at the Rio the ...

December Update

December Update

We were down in Portland, Oregon last week for a couple days. I was astonished by the food cart phenomenon that has grown up in that friendly city over the past couple of years. It seems that every country in the world has their delicious food represented on the streets of Portland! We seriously sta ...

Siwan Adventures

Siwan Adventures

The fall is a nice time to be working in Egypt because there are lots of long weekends. For one of the long weekends I spent a few days on the Red Sea, doing a lot of snorkeling and reading and relaxing. This last long weekend that just came up, however, I decided that I wanted to do something a bit ...

The Dangers of Cellphones

The Dangers of Cellphones

A couple years ago I stopped using cellphones, I practically stopped using phones at all, as I found that even cordless phones hurt my ears after about 30 seconds. Most of the people I knew were quite annoyed by this and still are....To be honest, I actually did use it a couple days ago when my Uncl ...

Comment4Calendar Raffle

Comment4Calendar Raffle

We are getting ready to do a huge upgrade of the website and would just like to get a bit more feedback from you guys. In order to encourage this we are having a Comment4Calendar Raffle. What does this mean? Basically, anyone who makes a relevant and interesting comment anywhere on the Hella Delicio ...

Nourishing Touch

Nourishing Touch

Last week I was assisting with a Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy training here in Vancouver BC. The tutor for this block was Steve Haines, this was my first time meeting him. He teaches in London and Switzerland as well as on the Body Intelligence courses which happen all over the world. It is reall ...