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The Root of it All

It can happen to anyone.

The media is abuzz with the story of Amanda Todd , the 15-year old BC student who committed suicide last week, after posting an emotional plea for help on You Tube a week previously. I’ve watched the video, and it is heart-wrenching.

Giving Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Day . Or, as some would prefer to call it: “ Turkey Day .” Let’s talk about that, first. Yes, many families enjoy a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving.

A “Wild” Week. (with video)

Well, okay… it wasn’t the “Animal House” kind of wild. No all-night parties, and certainly no debauchery. But I got to see some wild animals that I had never seen before, other than specimens in captivity.

Thoughts on an autumn afternoon.

Autumn Blush It’s that time of year, again, when the first blush of autumn colours appear. It’s one of my favourite times of year, and yet it is also a bittersweet time, for me.

Fall Thoughts

Well even though it is still Summer, according to the calendar, there is no doubt that the season has changed. With a low of 10°C last night, and frost in the forecast for tonight, there is no doubt that it is now Fall.

Democracy in Action

At a few points it became an exercise in tedium, but overall what I have experienced at General Council 41 — the United Church’s triennial gathering — is democracy in action.

Come Fly With Me

I couldn’t help but hear “Ol’ Blue Eyes” crooning that number in my head, yesterday.

I miss Camp, already.

Last night I returned home from a week at Camp McDougall . I really did not want to come home, and I am already missing Camp.

Adverts, or Adverse?

I've discussed tv commercials in previous columns. Usually I see humour in ads that are intended to be funny. I recognize that many ads are intended to be light-hearted. But not all ads are successful.

The things you see!

Being a driving instructor, I spend a lot of time driving around the city; both driving between appointments and with students.