Some people find their challenge with Monday Night Football or Hockey Night In Canada. Others find it climbing a mountain and Derek Hatfield seeks it south of Cape Horn in world’s ultimate solo yacht racing challenge which attracts only “the toughest of the tough”. What makes him do it?
Bruce Kemp feels cheated that he was never taught in school about the Underground Railroad or the fact that Uncle Tom’s Cabin was right in Canada, a country to which American slaves escaped in search of freedom and human rights. And he wonders, how many other people don’t know about this important part of our heritage?
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is where the big kids play — the ones who grew up to live their ten year-old dream of exploring deep space. This remarkable place in the semi-desert of British Columbia is where Jody Foster or Buzz Lightyear would feel right at home.
Up until this point I hadn’t realized what this cat meant to me. He is my companion while I sit at home, lost in the struggle of writing for a meager living. When the world beats me up pretty badly, which it does at times, Jimmy plunks his 14 pounds down on my chest looks me in the eye and lets me know he’s there for me as long as I keep opening the can.
In the movie Waking Ned Devine, there’s a scene with the character Jackie O’Shea (played by Iain Bannen) addressing a funeral. O’Shea is interrupted by a lottery official whom he is trying to defraud. Without missing a beat, Jackie launches … Read more →