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Work is not yet done

There’s a lot more to this dying stuff than I thought. Just when it looked like I had done all my homework, there was more to do. As mentioned in my last column, I felt like I was been awakened every morning around 1:30-2 a.m.
Zamzow family taking Right to Play motto to heart

Zamzow family taking Right to Play motto to heart

In January, I wrote about meeting Glenda Zamzow and her son, Marcus, at a book signing at Crowfoot Chapters in Calgary. It resulted in them putting together a plan to try and complete 10 events in 2013 and raise $25,000 for Right To Play.
Stoney Nakoda residents made historic journey in 1939

Stoney Nakoda residents made historic journey in 1939

Once in a while an intricate part of our local history is brought to our attention, making us stand in disbelief of the circumstances involved, just shaking our heads.

Demolition derby entrant started at 12 years old

Why my opening story even came to light is beyond me. I was just perusing a newspaper and the memory surfaced from a long time back. Maybe it was reading about the legal troubles of a 15-year-old boy who was looking at multiple charges.

Our Sunshine Girl's story one of courage and inner strength

A promise made, a promise kept. In a column Dec. 14, 2011, I promised a young Cochrane lady that when she was strong enough she would be the one-and-only Sunshine Girl to ever grace the pages of the Cochrane Eagle.

Speech about being a 'rock' in one's community

As a featured speaker at the Aboriginal Youth Explosion May 12 in Calgary, I spoke about seven sacred teachings: honesty, truth, humility, love, wisdom, courage and respect. My topic was a rock — speaking about a rock has many angles to speak about.
Apple blossoms, honey bee harbinger golden anniversary

Apple blossoms, honey bee harbinger golden anniversary

The view from our bedroom window the past few days has been nothing short of breathtaking in its anticipation of Mary Anna’s and my 50th wedding anniversary, coming up June 29.
Shutter speed key to capturing your child's summer fun

Shutter speed key to capturing your child's summer fun

Summer. As a child, summer was endless, days brimming with fun and games… racing pedal bikes along leafy lanes, splashing through the shallows at the beach or mastering a game of catch in the backyard.
Angelina and reader share response to hereditary cancer

Angelina and reader share response to hereditary cancer

One week ago actress/director Angelina Jolie drew international attention to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Several factors to consider when vaccinating your horse

It can be a challenging decision as to whether or not to vaccinate your horses and, if you are vaccinating, which of the myriad of vaccines you should be doing.