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As our global environment intensifies, I look for a new vocabulary to decode the personal meaning of all these shifts and changes. Scanning, like a weather reporter, I’m reporting to you from the inside with tips, humour and personal food for thought. (Yes, it could get weird at times.)

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I’m Carol Sill, a writer and editor, former educator, and long-time personal media advocate. My interests include Platonism and Sufism, meditation and media study, art and culture. I live on rocky Salt Spring Island in BC, Canada, with the abstract artist James K-M and B, our intrepid beagle. Find me on Twitter and Facebook.

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Writing from the intersection of imagination and reality. Reflections, ideas and commentary. Keeping it personal. Manually curated.


Author of Personal Papers, Editor of Shamcher Bulletin. Having a public journal nurtures my creative life. Sufi/Platonist