Philosophy

Why It's Good to Have Arguments With Children

Amy Leask | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living
Amy Leask

While it's true that young people do need the guidance and direction authority figures provide, they also deserve to have people in charge who think rationally and are willing to explain themselves. If we're going to teach our children not to trust just anyone, we need to give them good reason to trust us.

The Best Teachers See the Best in Their Students

Lori Gard | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

After moving when I was 16, I was enrolled in a brand new school, close to our new home. My new teacher, Mr. T, was unforgettable. What I remember now as a teacher myself was his smile. His laughter. And I remember that he saw me. There are times in our service as teachers when we set aside the habitual act of doing for the sacred work of being.

"Like a Beautiful Day"

Robert Osborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Robert Osborne

"Throw those curtains wide, one day like this a year'd see me right..." - Guy Garvey To describe Porteau Cove on British Columbia's west coas...

The Last Man Complex

Jackson Doughart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jackson Doughart

Any time that an unfamiliar idea is forced onto society, some political schlepper will invariably say something like this: "We all want the same thing...

Diving in Tobermory, Or Watching the Worm Turn

Robert Osborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Robert Osborne

"Futures uncertain and the end is always near." Jim Morrison On a sunny day in mid-July, when the air is warm and the water is a deep topaz blue its...

Dispatches from Down East: Seeing the Best in People

Lori Gard | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada
Lori Gard

Sometimes it is hard to see the best in people. It is hard to see the best in a spouse, friend or colleague who doesn't live up to the expectations set. Who views the world through a different lens or view point. Who doesn't share one's passion and goals. Where would I be if the ones I love hadn't taken the time to see the best in me?

When Philosophies Converge (Because Good Mothers Show Up)

Lori Gard | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Being a mother is just part of a woman's persona, not the be all and end all of a woman's life. Mothers need not check their goals, dreams and aspirations at the hospital door when they go to deliver. And for one to suggest that you might have days where you'd rather not be around your children -- and actually admit it out loud -- is okay. Most importantly, moms don't always have to like the job of being a mother. Because quite frankly, many don't.

Rafael Nadal's Platonic Courage

Marko Sijan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Marko Sijan

Like an ocean tide, the court lifted Nadal higher toward who knows where. His defeat took on the grandeur of a victory that outstripped the baser limitation of our terminal obsession with "winning."