Category Archives: Spreading the Word

Neil Armstrong and the rest of the Apollo program

Neil Armstrong died Saturday, August 25. He was one of only a handful to have step on another extraterrestial body. The space race was launched for many conflicting goals and had some unintended consequences. One of those was to inspire … Continue reading

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Hot summer, hot playgrounds

You can tell a problem has become mainstream when you read about it in the funny papers. Believe it or not, this comic strip originally ran in 1965. More than 45 years later, hot playgrounds are still a problem.

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How much is a tree worth?

The more that I learn about trees, the more I appreciate their pricelessness. Mark Cullen wrote a piece in last Saturday’s Toronto Star that offered a meditation on the value of trees in our life. Cullen reflects on the relationship … Continue reading

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What’s the point in planting a tree?

Author Charlotte Gill was recently named to the shortlist for the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. In October, the Toronto Star published an interview with Gill. Near the end of the interview, Feature Writer Leslie Scrivener asked: Human … Continue reading

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Hope amid a “disaster in the making”

January 6 marked Epiphany within the Christian tradition. United Church of Canada moderator Mardi Tindal reflected on the fragile hope of epiphany and what it means for us in today’s world. She commented on her experience at the United Nations … Continue reading

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