When did February 14th become synonymous with that chubby Cupid character with the bow and arrow? And was there really a Saint Valentine? One legend says Valentine was a priest in the 3rd Century who defied the Emperor’s decree outlawing young men to marry. The Emperor believed that young men got weak-kneed after marriage, which […]
Archives for February 2013
Ever seen the show Scared Straight? It’s about giving ‘bad kids’ a taste of their own medicine, so that they might modify their behaviour to something more becoming of a ‘good, law-abiding citizen.’ Not a bad idea in theory.
But when I watched this acclaimed program, what I saw was large, seasoned, angry bullies bullying smaller unseasoned ones.
Guest author John Fentress gives us a fascinating overview of his relationship with a special wolf who became his friend.
The 70th anniversary of the World War II Kokoda Track Campaign in Papua New Guinea was an inspiring experience, a moving blend of history and humanity.
In the fast-paced, multitasking world we live in, it is easy to lose focus. Loss of concentration can lead to lesser performances, confusion and frustration. Here are a few practical tips to help increase your focus.
Intellect is one of the most valued things we as human beings have. We put our most intelligent on the front lines with high hopes of them representing us all equally. People pay tens of thousands of dollars to climb the ladder of society through an education system that provides people of above average […]
A Six Word Story
Part of being a firefighter is knowing that you are helping, but sometimes the only thing you can do is watch while someone’s world goes up in smoke.
At the price of an ordinary airport hotel, travellers through Halifax Stanfield International Airport can be pampered minutes away at the Briarwood B&B!
The author recalls the revolution brought about by the Beatles and their unique musical sound, a revolution that was felt in her own home, in her neighborhood, and all over the world.