Monthly Archives: July 2014

Summer In Kamloops. And Why You Cannot Play favourites

Originally published as a column in the AM News on Friday, July 25, 2014 It was a bit of a rushed late afternoon so we had watermelon for dinner. Fate favoured the rushed that day; the watermelon was crisp and sweet and the memories of the few mushy watermelons were erased by the dripping sweetness… Read More »

Tomato School – Why Gardening Makes Sense

I tried to grow tomatoes in Vancouver many times. The climate did not agree with my intentions and the tomato project became a ‘perhaps one day…’ Then we moved to Kamloops in late summer, just in time for a bountiful harvest at the farmer’s market. Baskets of tomatoes stared me in the face and gave… Read More »

There Is More To Addressing Fear Than Security Cameras And Locked Doors

(Originally published as a column in the AM News on Friday, July 11, 2014) I remember the days after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. My youngest was six at the time and I remember staring at his round fingers grabbing crayons, or an apple, or pointing to something I had to see. I remember his… Read More »