Category: Voices

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: October 21 – 28, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: October 21 – 28, 2019

    By Eric Francis ARIES — Where are you and how did you get here? Your ancestors made you, and the way they did that is by doing the thing society generally either pretends does not exist, refuses to talk about, or assumes is a criminal act. You will need a better definition of your sexuality […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    From My Bookshelf: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    By Lynn Willoughby The Tattooist of Auschwitz ~ Heather Morris This novel is based on the lives and memories of the two main characters – Lale and Gita.  They meet shortly after arriving in Auschwitz in 1942.  Lale’s work is tattooing identification numbers on each new inmate. He is horrified and doesn’t think he can do […]

  • Open Letter from the Canadian Shooting Sports Association

    Open Letter from the Canadian Shooting Sports Association

    OPEN LETTERto Members of the Media and to allthose running for Elected OfficeThe CSSA is compelled to write this open letter to all of you because your lack of firearms knowledge is so bad you’re embarrassing yourselves. The following facts are presented for your edification. The “AR” in “AR-15” rifle does NOT stand for “assault […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: Oct 13 – 20, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: Oct 13 – 20, 2019

    The Full Moon By Eric Francis ARIES — Sunday’s Full Moon in your birth sign has probably coincided with a wave of new developments in your life, some of the most significant of them centered around intimate partners. Two questions bubble up to the top right away: one is, who is setting the terms of […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Eye of the Elephant

    From My Bookshelf: The Eye of the Elephant

    By Lynn Willoughby The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness ~   Delia and Mark Owens This is a very readable true adventure. The Owens’s story is dramatic, candid, funny and heart breaking, but full of the kind of information that brings true enlightenment  I loved it. After the Owens’s had been expelled […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: October 7 – 14, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: October 7 – 14, 2019

    by Eric Francis ARIES — It’s often said that relationships are mirrors. I have about six different opinions on that subject, though this week, there will certainly be some mirroring going on in your personal, intimate and social encounters. Mars is in your opposite sign, and it will be coming face-to-face with Chiron in your […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Homes

    From My Bookshelf: Homes

    By Lynn Willoughby Homes ~ Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung This little book was on the 2019 Canada Reads lists and a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards.  While we get an intimate view of the Syrian war through the eyes of an eleven year old boy, at times it times it […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 30 – October 7, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 30 – October 7, 2019

    By Eric Francis and Amy Elliott Aries — With Mars, your ruling planet, about to change signs on Friday, you may notice the temperature of your relationships goes up a little. People might seem more forward or assertive, and others may come right at you. Don’t worry, you can handle it, and I reckon you […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Pachinko

    From My Bookshelf: Pachinko

    By Lynn Willoughby Pachinko ~ Min Jin Lee This is an historical novel with a multigenerational cast.  It begins in Busan, Korea in 1911 but the main location is is Japan.  The opening line is “History has failed us, but no matter.”  I was hooked! The Korean family we follow live in Japanese occupied Korea early […]

  • Ask Biella: “How do we remain positive when so much negativity surrounds us in our world?”

    Ask Biella: “How do we remain positive when so much negativity surrounds us in our world?”

    Biella focuses on Shifting Perspective to Appreciation and developing an Appropriate proportional view of Positivity and negativity.

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 23 – 30, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 23 – 30, 2019

    ARIES — You need to frame your reality in terms of how hurt, offended, or uncomfortable you feel. Chiron in your sign will, at times, have a tendency to emphasize the most challenging elements of your awareness. Then you may be inclined to “identify with” them. The thing is, you would need to have something […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Dear Evelyn

    From My Bookshelf: Dear Evelyn

    By Lynn Willoughby Dear Evelyn ~ Kathy Page Harry and Evelyn meet when leaving the library in London, and he walks her home.  It is just as Britain is preparing to go to war against Germany.  The first part of the book is mostly the letters Harry writes to Evelyn from his long ride on […]

  • Ask Biella: “Can belief be regained?”

    Ask Biella: “Can belief be regained?”

    Examining the details of Belief, Biella shares a vital Understanding concerning Believing.

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 16 – 23, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 16 – 23, 2019

    Aries You seem to be blessed at present with unusually clear insights into where you’re headed and what you want. If you wish, you can pursue a fairly single-minded course and probably span a large distance in a short period of time. That said, it will be useful to double-check your route for any potential […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Things We Never Said

    From My Bookshelf: Things We Never Said

    By Lynn Willoughby Things We Never Said ~ Nick Alexander This novel has an interesting format.  It is written in the present tense – where Sean is struggling with the recent death of his beloved wife Catherine.  While she was undergoing chemo treatments, Catherine had left a series of 29 photographs and a cassette to […]