The ongoing story of a girl and her van on an epic journey across Canada. I know all of you faithful readers have every event of my entire life (as thus far blogged) committed fondly to memory. So of course you remember that on August 8th, 2009, I made a comment about being one of four […]
Archives for September 2010
Sometimes it’s only when the old structures are torn down that the space for new possibilities emerges. Nathan Thompson finds life lessons in the demolition of an old garage.
How much do you love your whisky? Bonham’s Auction House in Edinburgh, Scotland just auctioned off a bottle for £4200! Salvaged from the wreck of the SS Politician, this bottle is one of an estimated 24,000 bottles liberated by residents of the Outer Hebrides in what is surely one of the most hilarious whisky escapades of all time.
Born with mild cerebral palsy and hearing loss, Ronan Corr (with Earth Day Canada) never let disabilities stop him from living the life he dreamed of living. Ronan reminds us that in a day and age when we rush towards our future like a hare, going slow and sure like the tortoise is just as effective and gives you time to savour life along the way.
When you think of Cuba you may not think of golf, but George Burden discovers that golfing in the seaside paradise of Varadero is one of the island’s best kept secrets.
Having chosen a rare breed of sheep to raise and market, Julia discovers that the sheep are great but the French president and the British and French civil service really need some lessons.
Our traveller tries to quiet her mind during a week-long yoga vacation, but sometimes the mind is such a chatterbox.
Collecting the first chanterelle mushrooms of the season makes for a great omelette and fond memories of the forest.
An escapee from the big city finds many reasons to love life in a small community on the West Coast.
Criticism of the Catholic Church following recent scandals and controversies, while justified, has generally been directed at the whole Church. Ross Lonergan argues that the real Church is much more than — and surprisingly different from — the robes and Roman collars that have been attracting media attention.