Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I feel the need to comment on the latest school shooting in the states.
I can't imagine what it would be like to be at that school right now. I just scanned through CNN and had a look at some of the people's profiles who didn't make it. They range from young girls to old profs. A Holocaust survivor, international students, band members. All gone. It's sad.

And then there's the headline on of "At least 157 dead in Iraq bombings", after four separate bombs went off today in Baghdad today.

Both events should cause us to stop and consider our world. Which is more newsworthy? In both cases people are hurt, people are killed, families are torn apart, questions are unanswered. Yet, we've become quite used to hearing about bombs going off in street markets in Baghdad, so we glaze over it and read on. These are two separate incidents in a world full of incidents. Some make the headlines and we hear of them, some don't.

We live in a violent world. It's just a bit more shocking when it happens closer to home.

There are no simple solutions. Are there?

Friday, April 13, 2007

I'm back. It's been a while since I've posted anything here. Sorry folks. I lost my password, and my ambition.
This picture was taken this past Sunday morning, just outside of Halifax. Having just experienced a bit of a freak snow storm the night before, we decided to make the most of it and built a six piece snowman. It's a nice way to celebrate easter.
We decided to drive down to Halifax for a bit of an extended weekend away, to visit some people, and have a change of scenery. It was a pretty fantastic time. I kinda want to go back.
It was quite the adventure getting there. We wound up spinning around a few times on a some black ice on a highway, bouncing off some snowbanks and coming to rest on the edge of the road in a large pile of soft snow. No injuries and only slight damage to the car. It could've been a lot worse. Other than that, the drive was excellent. We live in a beautiful, big country.