Learn a Language

Wie viele Sprachen können Sie sprechen?  That is my favourite thing to say in German, thanks to Mr. Dunstall who taught me at Lakeview High School back in the 1980s.  It means: How many languages can you speak?  I took French at school when I had to, and also by choice, and was excited to... Continue Reading →

Connecting to Your Past

Many of us are currently working from home and/or physically isolated as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. For the first time in my professional career, I am writing this column from the guest room of my home. The dog is very confused at the change in his routine of napping, sunbathing, and neighbourhood... Continue Reading →

Easter origins more ancient than we think

When we think of Easter today, the holiday is heavily associated with either bunnies, chicks and chocolates, or the Christian tradition of Jesus’s death on the cross and resurrection three days later. But many of the traditions associated with Easter have their origins before Christianity. Since Easter is next weekend, I thought I’d look through... Continue Reading →

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