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This is such a powerful story. It gives one hope and faith in the future when we have young people who are determined to better their lives despite the risks.

Cathy's Voice Now

Isaiah 11:16  The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.

At the age of 11/12, a young girl named Malala  Yousafzai wrote a blog detailing her life under Taliban rule and her views on education for girls.  That summer a documentary featured her and her fight for education for girls.  Suddenly people around the world were listening to a little girl.  She gave interviews in print and on television.  She has since been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and has won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize. A number of prominent individuals, including the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, are supporting a petition to nominate her for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 2009, the Taliban issued an edict that girls could…

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Be Alive

I enjoy the counter cultural nature of Parker Palmer’s writing and the concepts in the Art of Hosting. I write about Parker‘s work often and he describes the listening we need to do to our inner teacher and others as counter cultural. When we invite people into conversation, listen deeply, and ask questions which shake our certainty about the world the same applies.

Today, I walked to the top of Cates Hill here on Bowen Island. It was spectacular. A colleague took this picture as I was writing. Notice I am on high ground and wearing sandals. I got up there of my accord

Perched pensively

Pencil in hand;

My senses alive

I awake–


Sounds flow,

A breeze caresses,

Sunlight bathes,

Peaceful moments–

I bask in each.

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