A highly unusual injury leads a runner to new insights on what is important in life.
Archives for October 2011
Sometimes someone is taken well before you realize how important they will be to you in the future. Brian was such a man.
Every now and then and in the course of my daily driving, I notice the words written on the side mirrors that read, “OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.” The objects really are closer than they appear and I am glad they are there for our use. If you inspect both side […]
The opening scenes of this heart-breaking—and ultimately heart-warming—1987 film tell us a great deal about Lasse (Max von Sydow), the father of the title character and about the circumstances under which they are making the sea journey to Denmark from their native Sweden. These scenes also hint at the brilliantly atmospheric cinematography that characterizes the […]
Guest Author Autumn Barlow writes about history, culture, geography, the evolution of the English language and how our need to communicate effectively remains the same.
Michael Lebowitz ponders the early morning rain, hearing what matters and listening to the sound of thunder.
For some reason, revisiting doubt is easier than truth. I have a secret weapon for overcoming the hypnotic pull of doubt.
Our dogs don’t always do what we ask of them. Sometimes it can seem that they even enjoy being bad. But is this really the case? The science of behaviour, both canine and human, tell a very different story. Chances are your dog isn’t taking any joy in misbehaving after all!
Out of the pea soup – the humble headwaters of the Shelburne – and on into Stony Ditch Lake. This place lives up to its name. Hundreds of granite erratics or glacial deposits strewn across the lake like handfuls of boulders scattered from a big hand. On one, a pine tree grows short and nearly horizontal. We twist and turn among the glacial leftovers and recall the story of the aboriginal man who hid here in the 1800s after he was accused of murdering a white man. He picked a good place to hide.
Watch the amazingly creative video that inspired Julia McLean to think of new and creative ways to herd her sheep. You won’t believe it!