Becoming a better animal

“In her acceptance speech for the George Ryga Award, wild salmon activist Alexandra Morton (left) says humans have to learn how to fit into this planet & stop destroying so much around us.FULL STORY

 

 

Generally giving a damn

November 10th, 2014

Christine Lowther, daughter of Pat Lowther, has written about her family background, and how the murder of her mother by her father affected her and her sister Beth, in a short essay called Gifts From Lands So Far Apart near the outset of her new memoir Born Out Of This (Caitlin $21.95). “My mother had read her poems at peace rallies while we each took our turn in her womb.” The book also contains her reflections on the positive influence of punk rock and alternative music groups such as Mecca Normal over several decades in a piece called Generally Giving A Damn. 978-1-927575-55-0

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