Really Big. Talk about a billboard showing us the way! And in case you missed it, here it is again (well, most of it; it’s tail is in the clouds to the […]
Deer Trail Engineering Question
So here’s a trail the mule deer have cut up a slope above a pumping station in Vernon. They chose an angle of around 20 degrees, except for that steeper bit in […]
Let Me Show You Some Water
Here’s some. Like it? Here’s some more: Thirsty for more? Sure: Well, light showers, sure. Here’s a right downpour: Or maybe a hail storm? Or a spring flood? Enough of this talk […]
Lahal or Illahie or Ouregon or Just B.C.?
If we keep talking about this land & water as British Columbia, or just plain old B.C., we’re never going to get settler culture behind us, but if we change it to […]
Should British Columbia Change Its Name?
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is asking this question. They illustrate it like this: There’s been a national reckoning on place names and the people they’re named after — and some say that […]
The Watcher of the Similkameen
Everyone in the Central Similkameen sees this watcher watching them from the eagle cliffs. Colonial Culture Calls it Daly Mountain. How long before we no longer remember that? When we were in […]
Every piece of the bark of a ponderosa pine fits together… and comes apart. It is a kind of hieroglyphic language — a special one, in which each word is unique and […]
Know Your Place
If you were to walk up this draw in the Similkameen, you would meet a few of the Earth’s faces at the toes of these interlocked ridges, pass by them in story, […]
The Morning Mountain Speaks
The North East wall of the Cascades speaks the news daily with the rising sun above Keremeos. You can note the news yesterday before sunrise. Note the eagle’s beak dividing the […]
Come to My Cascadia Show at the Kelowna Library, January 30th at 5:30 pm.
Cascadia: The Once and Future Utopia I’ve been hard at work, putting ten years of explorations of Cascadia into a beautiful presentation. It is an honour to be asked by Okanagan Express […]