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To Live Is To Learn

Originally published as a column in NewsKamloops on February 12, 2016.  My family and I went to Victoria for a few days. It was quite a treat. The breath of early spring was present in purple crocus patches, red tulips and yellow daffodils spread along sidewalks, even a cherry tree shyly showing its tiny pink… Read More »

About Trades And Why They Matter

Originally published as a column in NewsKamloops on January 8, 2016.  Soon after we arrived in Transylvania my youngest had set up shop in a corner of my sister’s yard to do one of the things he likes the most: forging. It’s not quite what you’d imagine a 9-year-old doing and yet he loves the… Read More »

If We Are To Love Our Country

Originally published as a column in NewsKamloops on December 11, 2015. I remember the first time I visited Kamloops. It was mid-summer: dusty, hot and the air was heavy. There was no ocean breeze to wrestle the heat down, but the river, slow moving and steady, was long with its row of trees a welcome… Read More »