Howdy neighbor, welcome to the Village Café. I’m the busboy striving to make your visit memorable. Our buffet offers dishes attractive to those who believe in wholesome lives. We favor recipes fit for changing times while respecting the ingredients Mama used to use.
You identify with many villages; local, regional, federal and international. Every village has one of our cafés. The meals in each café reflect the prevailing views in the village. Our goal is to build a common menu where every villager, in every corner of the world, can enter any Village Café and know the buffet will feature individual responsibility, passion, goodwill and humour; with seasoning appropriate to the village.
Individuals may enter a Village Café with ideas not fully integrated with core villagers’ conceptions. These guests will find patrons with similar conceptions around the outer areas of the café. Through time, and interaction, the core will adapt to the emerging conceptions and the outliers will gain integration with the core values. This dynamic will endure through generations. The process will lead to stability with enough flexibility to accommodate consensus; yielding serenity with room to adapt.
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About the Author
I grew up on a small mixed farm near Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada. My first career, off the farm, was geophysical exploration. After five years, I studied to become a Chartered Accountant and have practiced accountancy for forty-four years. Since 1979, I've been a senior partner in a CA firm in Calgary, Alberta. I live with my wife, Bernadette, in Cochrane, Alberta. I have two daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren. Always interested in my various villages; I've participated in professional, community, and political activities throughout my life. Twelve years ago, I wrote a book prescribing cures for the political inadequacies I saw in Canada. I titled the book, Toward Improving Canada. However, I didn't promote the book so it lingered, mostly unnoticed, on the internet. Recently, I published a novel titled Tunnel Vision. It's pure fiction built on a base of individual responsibility, innovation, and focused effort. It's a feel good story with ideas I hope will resonate with those who admire personal commitment. If you appreciate a little humor, a dash of daring and intrigue, you might enjoy a sojourn in Canada's north encountering bureaucrats, natives, innovators, driven individuals, murderers, and stop signs. My next writing project is to update Toward Improving Canada in a new book titled the Village Café. It'll feature a buffet of ideas which could strengthen government anywhere democracy has a foothold. I write a blog on my website, www.VillageSource.net. You're invited to visit the website and participate in developing consensus solutions to the challenges facing all individuals of goodwill.