And here we go! The World Cup has begun…the world is about to discover South Africa. South Africa is going to discover South Africa. Alan Heather explores sport, national pride, the FIFA theme song by K’naan and the global village … and somehow manages to tie it all together.
Despite top notch 24-hour security, being the president of the United States is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world! Medical doctor and writer George Burden takes a close look at the deadly odds.
Libraries across North America are in serious danger of disappearing. Lorne Daniel wonders how we would feel if the end-of-day library recording said, “Attention patrons. The library is closing in 15 minutes. Forever. Please put down all items and leave the building.”
Our birthplace, Earth, is an incredibly rare planet. So far, it is the only planet we have found that can boast of such an unfathomable abundance and diversity of life. It is a great cosmic miracle that we have been so richly blessed to call it our home. We are, or at least we should be, its primary stewards. And yet …
I was at a concert a few years ago with some friends. We arrived early at the gate so we could get great seats in the outdoor theatre. Then one of us noticed we were standing in front of a sign that said DO NOT BLOCK THIS SIGN.