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Chris Corrigan
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Being hosted by the land

Bowen Island oriented with Snug Cove pointing towards you, as the entrance to the Island.


Yesterday in our five day residential we invited the participants out on the land for a solo retreat.  Bowen Island, where I live, is an incredible place.  To get here, you have to take a boat [...]

Staying on the road

Halfway through our five day residency with leaders from the community sector and the Ministry for Children and Families here in BC.  Times like this, at middle of a five day retreat, we turn our thoughts to what comes next and we forget to be present.  This is our day of practicing presence however, [...]

Just doing it

Playing music rather than talking about it



I’m coming back from Hahopa with simplicity ringing in my ears.  I think the mantra is “put something in your hands.”

At Hahopa we cooked together, wove cedar together, trained with swords together, played lahal and sang songs.  We DID a lot. [...]

What if we can never leave?

There are conversations I don’t want to have and there are conversations I show up in and where I don’t like how I show up there. How to change these?

We are always inside the conversations we don’t want to have. We cannot leave them. We always have to host from inside this [...]

A good time to do right.

Martin Luther King Jr., writing from teh Birmingham City jail in April of 1963, mused a little on time:

I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of goodwill. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic [...]

Bombs and killing and the responsibility or terror.

I hate bombs.

In my 45 years I have had six friends and colleagues killed by bombs both on the Air India bombing in 1985 and in the London bombings in 2005.  As a 10 year old kid living in England during the IRA letter bombing campaigns of Christmas 1978 I remember being completely [...]

Random lessons from learning conversations

Today was a day of hosting on webinars, with a group looking at the emerging edges of the non-profit sector in BC and with a group od UNited Church ministers and lay leaders who are hosting transformation and learning together in a community of practice.  At the end of our second call, this Thomas [...]

The “bitumen bubble” as gaiacide.

Today I heard the premier of Alberta, Alison Redford use the term “bitumen bubble” to describe the reason why Alberta’s provincial revenues have fallen so much that the province now faces an $8 billion deficit. The obvious answer – surprisingly being trotted out by Chambers of Commerce, oil companies and conservative governments! – is [...]

Living under a winter high

Just beautiful weather here the last week.  We have been living under a high pressure system that is forcing some wonderful meterological phenomena.  Notably, the high pressure traps cold air near the sea and creates an inversion, meaning that the moisture can’t escape and form clouds, so it lingers at sea level forming [...]

Today is a sigh

Just in from an hour SUPping around Mannion Bay and Miller’s Landing. It is sunny and warm today – 5 degrees C – and there is not a breath of wind out.  The water is so calm there isn’t even any swell in the Queen Charlotte Channel.  Everything is flat and calm and [...]