Tag Archives: war

Weekly Column: Let’s Always Remember

Originally published as a column on CFJC Today Kamloops and Armchair Mayor News on November 5, 2018.  My grandfather was a WWII veteran. He died when I was nine, and so did the stories that he might have been inclined to share. I have old photos of him in uniform, and I know a few… Read More »

Compassion Starts Where Judgment Ends

Initially published as  column on AM News, now part of NewsKamloops.  This past week I was among the many people who got to see the photo of a little Syrian boy who washed up on the shores of Turkey as a result of the horrific crisis that has thousands of refugees flee Syria. It’s the… Read More »

The Need To Speak Up (Or Why Yet Another Day Is Still Not Enough)

Originally published on May 9, 2014 as a column in the AM News under the title ‘Is yet another day to honour veterans and remember the fallen enough?’  In a couple of days, some of us will observe two minutes of silence during the ceremonies for the National Day of Honour. According to the PM’s… Read More »