For a short while in college I contemplated majoring in anthropology, because the idea of traveling around the world, studing people and their cultures completely fascinated me. While I didn’t pursue anthropology as a major, I did find a way to sastify that curiosity. By reading books of other people who’ve had these adventures. One such […]
During high school, we have the chance to redefine ourselves — to distance ourselves from our parents and experiment with defining ourselves through our friends, our music, our activities, our beliefs.
In Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald, the author cleverly confronts the idealism of high school environmental activism in a real world situation, and we all learn from the experience.
Ah, Leap Years. So many rare, exciting things happening in the same twelve months. A 29th day in February. US Presidential elections. And the Summer Olympics! Guess what? It’s 2012, and in just a few months the XXX Olympiad will officially kick off in London. What do the Olympics mean to people around the world? […]
I enjoy the scenery and outdoor activities available in the mountains. One mountain range I’ve never been to and plan on eventually visiting is the Canadian Rockies. It would be easy to assume that what merely makes the Canadian Rockies “Canadian” is that they’re north of the border. But there are also a number of […]
Are you tired of paying high prices to stand in line to take off your shoes and then stuff yourself into a barely-big-enough seat that might be next to a miniscule window you can barely see out of? (I’m speaking of air travel, in case you didn’t recognize it.) Consider traveling by train, for business and especially for pleasure.
Leo Desroches’s luck ran out long ago when his gambling habit lost him his family and job as a reporter. Then things began to turn around when he was given a second chance to write for Edmonton’s newspaper. Despite his inner demons, this is an opportunity he doesn’t want to waste. This time he’s the first reporter to arrive at a murder scene, and now he’s been given a chance for a scoop-