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A Self-Reliant Man

By Hans Tammemagi on Apr 21, 2017

A large maple — we call him the Captain — commands the backyard and provides welcoming shade for our deck. His leafy limbs rise high above our two-storey house and his girth and rugged character suggest solidity and permanence. Read more...

The Job of Volunteering

By Bill Levine on Apr 18, 2017

Retiring would be okay because I could concentrate my energies on the gung-ho effort needed to secure a great volunteering opening. I wanted to make up for my community service gap. Read more...

Coffee on the Vine

By Colin Campbell on Jul 1, 2015

“Elegant body, long bold taste with a pleasant finish. A buttery mouthfeel.” It describes one of several free-trade, organic coffee choices available to the discerning coffee drinker. Read more...

The Driverless Car - It's Here!

By William Thomas on Apr 1, 2015

So, I’m reading this newspaper article on how a fleet of amazing driverless cars will be ready to take to North American roads in less than four years. That’s right, well before the end of this decade you will be motoring down the highway in a car using its own operational system with reflexes and road etiquette way better than yours. Read more...


By Gipp Forster on Feb 1, 2014

I should have been a movie star or a stage actor or a famous singer or a major hockey celebrity, but because of certain set-backs, I had to allow the parade to pass me by. Read more...

I Remember When

By Gipp Forster on Sep 1, 2013

I count Victoria as my “home town.” Compared to some, I am still one of the new kids on the block. But still, I can say in reference to some things: “I remember when.” Read more...

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