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The lost art of hitchhiking
A recent re-watching of the film Into the Wild – the true life story of Christopher McCandless, who hitchhiked his way from one end of America to another trying to escape modern society – as well as a conversation with my editor, provided me with an epiphany of sorts the other day: Nobody hitchhikes anymore.
BAILEY: Patience and perspective key to vaccine rollout
There is a tremendous amount of anticipation in Sarnia-Lambton and all across Ontario as the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues. Our constituency office is still receiving frequent calls from concerned constituents who are wondering when they’ll be given their first dose, many of them understandably frustrated.
HOLMES: It’s the time of year to spring into action
Spring will be here any day now (I’m hoping). While we likely still have a few weeks left of unpredictable winter weather, it’s not too early to start planning for your spring projects. There are a few yearly tasks every homeowner needs to do, as well as a few renovation projects that might be on your list this year.
Mabel takes aim at Bell's procrastination in patent dispute
In our world of electronic and digital communications, one wonders what evidence of our day-to-day lives will exist for our descendants in the next century. Modern technology has given us the ability to be in almost constant touch with one another. But, will our emails and texts still exist a hundred years from now? For decades, letter writing was often an everyday occurrence for most people. Keeping in touch meant sitting down with pen and paper. Receiving a letter was often an exciting event, especially from someone miles away. And, for many, including Alexander Graham Bell and his family, these letters were something to be kept, not simply discarded once read. The Bells were profuse writers and as a result, their story can be told today through thousands of letters.