Monthly Archives: December 2013

Online Game Teaches The Wrong Message

(Originally published as a column under the same title in the Saturday edition of the Kamloops Daily News on December 14, 2013) I had planned to write about last weekend’s outing near Lac Le Jeune where we took the boys skiing. It was freezing cold (minus 21) and the snow gave up clumping up and… Read More »

Why Be Mindful, Starting Today

It is early morning, the house is dark and quiet and there is no better time to be aware of where I am. I pull the curtains because it snowed overnight and whiteness makes me feel safe and cozy. I open the door, breathe in the cold and look at the sleepiness around. Across the… Read More »

Why The Freecycling Concept Makes Sense

(Initially published as a column in the Saturday edition of the Kamloops Daily News on November 7, 2013.) The email from Freecycle Kamloops read ‘WANTED: Pure wool sweaters.’ The explanation: someone wanted sweaters to make crafty things out of them. Right. My old ivory-hue lambswool sweater, with almost see-through elbows, fit the description. The next… Read More »