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Bubble-wrapping Our Children Doesn’t Work

Originally published as a column in The Armchair Mayor’s News on March 7, 2014.  It is snowing as I write this. Shoveling (in replay) notwithstanding, new snow always promises fun. It is almost noon; lunch break for school kids, most of which is spent playing outside. But, the snow has to stay on the ground,… 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 »