I am aware that most adults go to the movies or watch them at home in order to be entertained, to briefly escape, perhaps, from their stressful or humdrum lives. I spent more than a few years as a member of this group and certainly sympathize with the desire to enjoy a couple of hours […]
Archives for November 2011
Part Two of Armistice Day reveals a boy who never wore the uniform fought his own war for too long…Armistice has been a long time in coming
Through the filter of a preschooler, Julia McLean’s memories of World War II are an impressionable part of her childhood
Donna Leskoesek shares the story of generational connection and a Remembrance Day wedding.
In Part One of Armisitce Day, Michael Lebowitz introduces us to a man who is waging a war again himself
Michael Lebowitz reflects on Veterans Day, the freedom to choose and peace.
When I was a 17-year-old high school graduate, I joined the Canadian Military. I learned everything from administration to guns and tanks, but the most important thing I took away was comradeship, respect and appreciation. It was peacetime and doing my bit seemed like the right thing to do as I was raised by parents who […]
I remember wearing a poppy. A bright red, careful-not-to-pin-your-finger, poppy, that I displayed proudly on my winter jacket every year. I remember everyone wore a poppy. I remember sitting numb-bottomed in school assembly, wearing my poppy that I’d transferred from my coat to my chemise, while old gentlemen spoke of a war I didn’t understand. […]
Author Bennett R. Coles reminds us that we can all do our part to bring hope to the world.
Sometimes our dogs don’t want to do what we ask of them. Sometimes the rewards we offer them are not enough and they turn to “self rewarding” behaviours. But are those behaviours really self-rewarding? It’s what our dog chooses to do so it must be. But what else is “self-rewarding” behaviour? The answer might surprise you.