Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Journeys Into On the St. John’s Aspect of the John Scott Episode

On the St. John’s Aspect of the John Scott Episode

The John Scott story is an amazing one. How the fans voted a player with lesser skills to the top of All-Star ballotting. The lengths that some went to try to deprive him the opportunity to play. Scott’s demeanor and performance at the game which earned him game M.V.P. Now the game is over and Read Article

Posted by: Admin February 2, 20166:25 pm
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Journeys Into ADAPTING FOR SUCCESS IN A CHANGING WORLD: CHOICES, MEANING & ANCHORS

ADAPTING FOR SUCCESS IN A CHANGING WORLD: CHOICES, MEANING & ANCHORS

We do not generally write of world events here. We will not now either. But a couple of references in articles dealing with recent events in Paris did strike us for their applicability beyond these current events. A newspaper columnist in addressing the issue of “A religious answer to religious extremism (Looking at the texts)”, Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 17, 20156:25 pm
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Journeys Into “Cleareyed evocation of values of the old-fashioned sort that are today more easily satirized than celebrated”

“Cleareyed evocation of values of the old-fashioned sort that are today more easily satirized than celebrated”

That was how Vincent Canby described the 1981 film “Chariots of Fire”, a British historical drama film tha told the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.This quote by Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 5, 20155:42 pm
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Journeys Into “Legacy” Business Protection Initiative Passes

“Legacy” Business Protection Initiative Passes

An initiative to help preserve longtime San Francisco businesses through financial incentives was approved by voters Tuesday. With all precincts counted, in addition to most mailed votes, Proposition J won 57 percent to 43 percent. The Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund, crafted by the preservation group San Francisco Heritage, offers landlords a financial incentive to retain Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 4, 20156:14 pm
Friday, October 2, 2015
Journeys Into Lucy Maud Montgomery schoolhouse struggles to stay open

Lucy Maud Montgomery schoolhouse struggles to stay open

A community group in Lower Bedeque, P.E.I., is looking for ways to attract more visitors to the schoolhouse where Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery once taught. Montgomery taught at the school for only six months in 1897 before returning to Cavendish to care for her elderly grandmother following the death of her grandfather. She Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 2, 20157:15 pm
Friday, July 10, 2015
Journeys Into Balancing Past and Present

Balancing Past and Present

We’ve been reading an interesting book – “Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life” by Joan Chittister, The author, a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania, is a distinguished lecturer. In a chapter entitled “The Place of Tsunamis in the Ocean of Life”, she weighs in on the role Read Article

Posted by: Admin July 10, 20151:49 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Journeys Into Main Street as a Metaphor for What We Share In Common

Main Street as a Metaphor for What We Share In Common

In a recent posting on this site, we wrote of being informed, entertained and inspired by Miles Orvell’s, The Death and Life of Main Street: Small Towns in American Memory, Space, and Community (2012, The University of North Carolina Press). These inspiration triggered a number of follow-up postings based on themes raised by Orvell. This Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 25, 201512:55 am
Monday, June 22, 2015
Journeys Into The Role of Main Street in American Memory, Space and Community

The Role of Main Street in American Memory, Space and Community

As we journey together, the journeys are multi-faceted. There is a physical journey – such as a Journey into Hidden America or Canada. But there is an emotional aspect at well. We not only go to places beyond the interstate (whether Main Street or “off the beaten path”) to chronicle interesting activities, places and individuals Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 22, 20157:52 pm
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Journeys Into Old School, Not Old-Fashioned – Part 2

Old School, Not Old-Fashioned – Part 2

I’d like to think of myself as pretty consistent and steady in outlook. Not one for whims or the “trend of the minute”, I like to take a wide-angle, long view of things. But it’s interesting that as soon as completed the entry entitled “Old-School, Not Old-Fashioned” new thoughts came to mind making adjustments to Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 20, 20157:09 pm
Friday, June 12, 2015
Journeys Into “Small towns to see Bank branch closings”

“Small towns to see Bank branch closings”

Perhaps it’s inevitable, a sign of “progress and change”, but we read this morning with disappointment of a report that Canadian towns could see a number of bank branch closures as customers shift away from entering local branches for everyday banking. “As all the banks look at their retail banking footprint in small town Canada, Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 12, 201512:44 pm