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New Blog from North Island Subscriber

Volume 30, Issue 10,11 & 12, December 21, 2016
By

Bruce Witzel

Bruce Witzel

     My name is Bruce Witzel – I am a journey carpenter keen on conservation, renewable energy and social ecology. My wife Francis Guenette, and I, live in an off- grid home on Vancouver Island, part of Canada’s west coast. The past few years we have been enjoying the wonderful experience of two irresistible grandchildren.
     My interests include politics, ecology, photography, architecture and reading – novels, biographies and current affairs. I also plink the piano and sing songs (sometimes out of tune) from Neil Young to Bob Dylan.
     Now I am exploring the blogosphere and being introduced to a plethora of discerning people, from all over the world – the world wide web! “The increasing connectivity of the human race is advancing personal awareness of all relationships that make up a complex and diverse world,” writes Jeremy Rifkin in his book The Empathic Civilization. (pg. 594)
     My blog is primarily visual and entitled . You may find it useful and intriguing to dovetail Francis’ writing blog, Disappearing in Plain Sight, as a useful counterpart to my photo blog, and vice versa. Besides, Fran is way funnier than I am and she is a gifted novelist with a past career as a trauma counsellor, university researcher and an educator. Her acclaimed novels, Disappearing in Plain Sight, The Light Never Lies, and Chasing Down the Night are available online, or from the Vancouver Island Regional Library and a few select stores on the North Island.
     My educational background is through BCIT where I obtained my Diploma of Building Technology with an Architectural Option.
     Fran and I are members of Amnesty International and the Council of Canadians (a progressive non-profit citizen’s organization).
     I am also a past member of the British Columbia Sustainable Energy Society.
     If there were only one post I recommend you read here, it is Transformation and Age of the Earth, with beautiful photography and an uplifting message from my good friend Charles Brandt. He is a hermit priest on Vancouver Island and a world renown conservationist.
Thank you kindly for visiting these pages and I hope you will find the posts enjoyable, informative and uplifting.
 
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