What a pleasant surprise to see two new correspondents in the Flying Shingle. Miranda Holmes’ Word from the Watershed piece “Nuke The Moon” with its information on Geo-Engineering (a term I was not familiar with) was provocative yet frightening because of some of the ideas people in this group have. Humans seem to have this propensity for constantly changing or fixing things that are not broken or are functioning just fine.
I look forward to future articles from Miranda to keep us aware of the environmental and human rights issues she is so familiar with and that we need to read about.
Conor Moher’s article about his experience at the Gathering Place’s Peer Helping Program and his subsequent realisation of the benefit to his personal growth and life was inspiring.
Learning how to slow down and listen – that simple yet powerful statement – is something many of us do not do, or have forgotten how important it is to do. Thank you Conor for reminding all of us (adults) that we are interconnected on this Planet Earth and must try to work together. I look forward to Part 2 of your story.
Thank you to Editor Chris Bowers for encouraging and bringing these and all the other correspondents’ remarkable stories to the readers. I read every page.
Thanks Liz, and a belated welcome from the Shingle as well to new regular columnist Miranda Holmes. Miranda will share her columns between the Flying Shingle, and that excellent online magazine, The Watershed Sentinel.
We are also pleased with the calibre of writing we are receiving from contributors to the Peer Helping Program series, as well as what we are learning from the testimonials about the impact the program has had on the lives of Gabriola teens. This is clearly a program worthy of support. ~ Ed
|The Flying Shingle, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada ~ editor@FlyingShingle.com||Web design: Innovative Illusions (Paul Rudyk) ~ webmaster@FlyingShingle.com|