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winter cozy"Winter is a season of recovery and preparation."

- Paul Theroux

plane biplaneIn December 1903, after many attempts, the Wright brothers were successful in getting their "flying machine" off the ground.

Thrilled, they telegraphed this message to their sister Katherine:

"We have actually flown 120 feet. Will be home for Christmas."

Katherine hurried to the editor of the local newspaper and showed him the message. He glanced at it and said, "How nice. The boys will be home for Christmas."

He totally missed the big news ... man had flown!

- Daily Bread, December 23, 1991

winter field"The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

shoe lacesIn high school I was always self-conscious about my height.

Once, a lifeguard asked me out. I had never stood next to him and didn't know how tall he was, so the night of the date I took out two pairs of shoes, one with heels, one flat. I arranged with my brother to answer the door, compare his height with my dates, and run upstairs to let me know which pair of shoes to wear.

When heard the doorbell, I waited. Then my brother showed up and told me what I didn't want to hear: "Go bare-footed."

studentsStressing the importance of a good vocabulary, the teacher told her young charges, "Use a word ten times, and it shall be yours for life."

From somewhere in the back of the room, came a small male voice chanting, "Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda."

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A discussion about Truth and Reconciliation with two members of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation, and a member and Chief of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation.

To find and watch other parts of this video series, visit the playlist at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsFiYkm76UF_Jrx2dFpJLuBqbUJ1NXNPA

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