I used to think of the iconic Canadian prairie grain elevator as I do a favourite antique – something that shouldn’t be thrown away but is far too often in need of dusting off.
The smell of wood fires, the crunching sound of walking on frozen snow, the shuffle of boots through black spruce needles and the cozy relief of a hot drink warming mitten-clad fingers; these are the sensations of First Light.
Thousands of Canadian school kids will hear Dr. John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields for the first time this year.
Next time you drive to Mont Tremblant in the Laurentian Mountains of Québec, try taking the slow lane.
It's a simple filter-feeding, bi-valve mollusk, so how come we're all a-titter and a wink about the soft, voluptuous body of this marine invertebrate?