Firefighters have a good reputation in the community for a reason

Sir Winston Churchill said: “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” When I started hearing through the grapevine about all of the charitable work of the Sault Ste. Marie firefighters, this quote sprung to mind. We read about them fighting fires, our kids bring home their fire-prevention material, and we see …

Like-minded and unlike-minded can connect at ChangeCamp

When I was first asked if I knew about Change-Camp, admittedly, I thought it was a reality television show. Then, when I was told it was a nationwide grassroots movement encouraging us to “design a future based on transparency, civic engagement and democratic empowerment,” I still thought it could make good television, at least on the CPAC channel. According to …

Put those who have chosen a life dedicated to others on pedestals

Why do we put celebrities on pedestals? Is it fair to them or us? Seems to me that the second you put people on a pedestal, they become awfully hard to reach. They also get left there by many, which can lead to a lonely existence for them, and a questionable one for us. The mere act of elevating someone …