Originally published in Alternatives Journal blog, Think Global
It’s December 6, and we are on the island of Kos in Greece. The stores are closed for the celebration of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, but the sun is out and the cafes are doing a brisk trade. A band approaches and then a procession bearing the icon of St. Nicholas sweeps through the square on its way to the church where the service is being held. The procession passes, and the square is empty again, save for the Christmas tree and Santa Claus display. Continue reading
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Originally posted in Alternatives Journal
Lest we forget: war is about power.
It’s mid September, 2014. We’ve been driving the North of France with Eminem’s new single, “Guts over Fear” in never ending rotation on French radio. Our theme over the past week has been the great wars, which makes it an appropriate anthem. Much better than “Gigo, gigo, gigotez”, the French version of one of the many songs reflecting pop culture’s newfound fascination with butt wiggling and which leave you wondering what all the sacrifice was for. Continue reading
Dinner with Tom, Jeannie, and Jack.
There’s something about leaving that makes you appreciate the place where you are. Every stroll down the street, every trip to the local stores, every meal with friends, and indeed every chance encounter. We love our neighbourhood.