Bergen Vermette

Bergen Vermette

Bergen Vermette has lived internationally for most of the last 10 years. He has worked with community development projects on 3 continents, and currently leads programs for Canadian youth on international issues and global citizenship. At present he's completing a much dragged-out undergraduate degree in International Studies.

Bergen's major areas of writing interest for Beams and Struts are global issues, (evolutionary) spirituality, and popular culture. He's a meditator, a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitor, and enjoys traveling by motorbike.

Monday, 22 October 2012 04:57

Bullying & the wisdom of the 10,000 hrs

Where does real wisdom come from? And what does it have to say about bullying?
Saturday, 25 August 2012 01:33

Real Life Superheros (sort of)

This week our mini-theme is superheros. These guys take it to the next level..
Friday, 10 August 2012 05:45

How Museums Dupe You

The Museum is Flat. It has no context.
Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:15

Camping, and other manly pursuits

A page from The Lost Lore of a Man's Life
It's time for another Theme Week at Beams. Welcome to Undead Week.
Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:21


Zombie culture in Haiti with Vice Magazine.
Friday, 01 June 2012 05:13

Delicious Head Cheese

  Head cheese comes from heads.
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 02:55

Who is Joseph Kony?

  Who is Joseph Kony?
Monday, 23 January 2012 08:43

Putting it all on the line

      Is fighting for savages or sages?
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 22:41

Tipping Barrels in the Great Bear

  Surf, sand, and... oil tankers? 
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:43

Muppets Meditation

  Animal looks within while Gonzo offers his 'stay at home enlightenment course'
Thursday, 22 December 2011 17:30

I Am the Last Poultry Farmer

  A response to the Factory Farmer
Thursday, 22 December 2011 17:09

I Am a Factory Farmer

  A response to the Last Poultry Farmer  
Sunday, 18 December 2011 00:52

International Hip hop

  If the sixties were about rock 'n roll, are our times about hip hop?
Friday, 16 December 2011 05:42

In Dialogue: with Michael Richardson-Borne

An interview with Michael Richardson-Borne, founder of The Renaissance Project. We take a look at his new integral platform for micro-documentaries on leading-edge art, technology, music and culture from around the globe. Booya!
Sunday, 11 December 2011 23:20

The Fruits of Intense Practice

  Monks have always pushed the boundaries of intense practice. I'm no monk, but a meditation marathon is one hell of a practice.
Thursday, 24 November 2011 07:40

Separated at Birth: Carl Sagan & Adi Da

        Beams journalism, uncovering the secrets of our time.
  Don't ask who should rule the world. It's development, stupid
  If women ruled the world there'd be no more wars. Just kidding.  
Thursday, 10 November 2011 08:30

Happy Birthday Carl!

  Carl Sagan would have been 77 today... happy birthday sir.
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