Have you heard of the World Central Kitchen (WCK) organization? Neither had I until I listened to Matt Galloway on CBC Radio’s The Current and he told me all about it. The not-profit WCK organization was founded by Jose Andres, a well-known chef with restaurants in Spain and in the […]

I don’t have Covid. That’s what a PCR test and five rapid tests are saying. My body thinks otherwise and is doing its impression of a Covid-infected organism, an Oscar-winning performance it turns out. If I wasn’t so sick, I would offer up a standing ovation but getting out of […]

I have a confession, but let it be our secret. If word of my transgression gets out who knows what could happen. It’s a bit of a long story so best to start at the beginning where all good stories start. Pull up a chair and put your feet up […]

I knew the day might not be a good one as soon it began. I held my face-recognition iPhone up in front of me and my phone had the audacity not to recognize me and opted not to open. “Nope,” it clearly said. Whatever face I was wearing in that […]

In Spring, I find myself missing home more than maybe I do the rest of the year. Maybe. It isn’t so much about my childhood home, but rather the farm, the river, spring calves, dandelions. In April, play was all about water, about melting snow, of the spring run-off racing […]

When I was a child, my dad wore a hat. It was usually a fedora in the fall, winter, and spring. He went through a phase where he wore a soft grey ascot cap or flat cap, I’m not sure of its correct name. In summer he wore a lightweight […]

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales,” Einstein is purported to have said. I’m going out on a limb to expand what Einstein was saying. I realize we weren’t close friends Albert and me. He didn’t call me at home for conversation when he couldn’t […]

My list of inspiring writers who happen to be Indigenous is a long one – Thomas King with his entertaining wit, Tanya Talaga and her insightful wisdom, Richard Wagamese for inspiration and calm, Harold R Johnson and his important stories. I would struggle to pick a favourite. On that list […]

The 2022 World Women’s Curling Championships kicked off on March 19 in Prince George. Canada’s Kerri Einarson and team will undoubtedly make us proud with their precision and skill and commitment to being the best they can be. I know I am not alone, nor do I exaggerate, when I […]

March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On that day in 1960, in South Africa, police opened fire on a peaceful demonstration against apartheid, killing 69 and injuring 180. In 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on all nations to focus on change, to double […]

Are you familiar with the work of Dr. Paul Farmer? I hope so. He was an amazing humanitarian who took medical care to the world’s poorest in places like Rwanda and Haiti. I say “was” because Dr. Farmer died suddenly while in Rwanda on February 21. He was only sixty-two […]