Wednesday, June 19, 2019
After a recent series of bad days, I was able to improve my mood with one of the most pleasant forms of therapy there is: a day spent with a friend; no husbands, no kids, no co-workers, nothing demanding...
The more diverse an ecosystem, the more resilient it is in the face of adversity. This is among the firmest precepts of biodiversity, and is without doubt one of my favourite. The more intact our wilderness,...
The spirit of competition is a wonderful thing, a magic ingredient which turns speed-skating with sticks into a game of hockey, pushing people to lengths they couldn’t otherwise justify and toward milestones we wouldn’t otherwise notice. Except...
It’s sad that it’s come to this. A Houston high school has notified families that it’s implementing a dress code – but not for the kids, for the adults. Apparently parents haven’t been making good wardrobe...
Senior baseball was a focal point of interest in 1978 as the St. Peter’s Royals represented Nova Scotia in the Canadian Senior Baseball Championships held in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In their first game, the...
At some point in our formative years, some well-meaning person or organization tries to convince us of the evils of creativity, the uselessness of imagination, or the wasted time we spend on basic play. We reach...
There was once a time when everyone could see a doctor whenever they needed to. If you go back far enough, doctors made house calls. These days, more than 50,000 Nova Scotians don’t have a family...
News that long-time Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner will not seek re-election in the riding of Cape Breton-Canso in the upcoming federal election has created some interesting scenarios. On April 26 in his hometown of Glace...
“I didn’t do much, musically, for a few years after my sisters and I stopped touring. There was something telling me that I needed to get back to it. Having that creative outlet, the social aspect of it, working with...
As the climate warms, our Biosphere is changing. Our new normal may mean a good habitat for species that used to be confined to more southerly environments. This is the case with the striped bass, and...
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