Monthly Archives: November 2013

Which Grinch Is Stealing Christmas?

(Originally published as a column in the Saturday edition of the Kamloops Daily News under the same title on November 23, 2013) It was always only on Nov. 15 that we would listen to carols, when some started observing the Christmas Fast. The first snow would come around that time, too, as if some well-timed… Read More »

The Undeniable Truth About Our Environment

A documentary aptly titled “Toxic Hot Seat” aired yesterday on HBO Channel. While I have yet to watch it, I have researched the topic (flame retardants) extensively for a feature article a while ago. They are a vile bunch of chemicals. Just like so many other environmental toxic substances, flame retardants are so pervasive in… Read More »

Stories of Nearby Coffee Shop Charm

(Originally published as a column in the Kamloops Daily News on Saturday, November 16, 2013.)  You know a good place as soon as you enter it. It was Thursday morning; we were the first two customers to sit in the Barnhartvale coffee shop and the big wood stove was quietly churning out heat — an… Read More »