If you want to learn mountain climbing, you won’t start with Mount Everest. If you yearn to become a great cook, I doubt you’ll begin by hosting a huge dinner party. For all things that are complicated and worth knowing, it takes time, education, practice and patience to learn the tricks, absorb the subtleties and understand what’s really involved.
The total call volume for 2013 was 879 – a 12 percent increase over the year before. For 2014, the increase over 2013 is already at 8.6 percent.
I awaited every spring with one thing in mind: when would the box of baby chickens arrive. I fed them, stroked their soft feathers, cried when the weak ones died and rejoiced when the others grew up strong and feisty, laying eggs for us all year long.
Jim has been a guiding light and role model – both as a community minded guy and a friend to so many. Even though it is the last thing on his mind, I hope y’all are able take a minute and thank Jim. I am looking forward to his next “mission”!
There seems to be two periods in my life: the one before I met Adia and the one after. For almost two years I have been an unofficial mentor to Adia Dolan, a vibrant, talented and now 16-year-old overall superstar, whether it comes to soccer or theater or enjoying life in general.
Garlic mustard is a flowering herb that was introduced to North America from Europe as a food and medicinal plant.
I have officially become a fogey. How and when I slipped down that slope is a conundrum to me, but all the young wonder-kid reporters working for me have confirmed my fogeyness.
Immersion experiences in wild places – “breaking the suction of town” – can run the gamut: tranquil moments, exhausting climbs, wading swollen creeks, the endless play of light and clouds, pitch darkness, hunkering under a tarp in a downpour, senses heightened and evidence all around of the ephemeral nature of life.
Alex MacLeod of Shaw Island has had three letters published by island news outlets over the past couple of months. They detail the OPALCO Board’s chicanery and apparent dishonesty.