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“To the extinct, the lost and the forgotten.  Everything that comes together is bound to be dissolved.”-Yuval Noah Harari

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”-Aristotle

Lately my mind has been drifting back to the past, no doubt to elude the convoluted present. 

As long as Michael can remember he’s been drawing. The tools are simple, inexpensive and portable which made it easy to practice through a variety of life’s stages. Drawing is an additive process, meaning you continue to add lines to something until it is a recognizable form. It’s like taking bits of clay and sticking them together lump by lump until your sculpture is finished. Drawing is a very handy, quick way of getting an idea down on paper. It’s familiar and predictable. It allows him to build worlds and ideas in a linear fashion. 

February Planetary Overview

In the winter of 2018, hoping to help her mom get out of the house more, Sam joined the Fernie Quilt Guild with her, even though she’d never sewn a quilt before. That first workshop taught her many things. A friend had been encouraging her for years and now something finally clicked.

Sadie gets together with Patrick Whittington who was born 4,712.6 kms away from Fernie, BC. When they chat about the social challenges Covid has presented, they lament that they both are missing people. What they don’t miss is epic scenery, a passion for outdoor pursuits, and a community with strength and heart to spare.

The Crown is an historical television series that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. Given that the monarchy is such an important part of the British identity, and that Elizabeth II has been on the throne since the early 1950s, it makes sense that films would be made about her.

'Tis the season of streaks in Fernie. Over the last few years, it has taken Fernie by storm. The Fernie Streak, which consists of 30 minutes of outdoor activity each day of January, is popular as heck. It is fun and potentially habits forming. And that’s what this column is about, but first a digression.

The new year offers a chance to reflect, to realign priorities and put mindful thought into the future. It’s a great time to skim read the past year, bind together its highlights and find lessons in the unplanned and unexpected. It’s a time to begin anew, fresh and ready to tackle anything. 

May we all welcome a blessed 2021 with a moment of intention or a good thought for the well-being of the whole for this upcoming year.

My extended family has always been a wordy bunch. In one memorable Scrabble game my grandfather—an editorial writer for the Calgary Herald, played ‘GRANGERS’ on a triple word score for 129 points in a single word. As the second wave of COVID constricts, our little household has been shoring up and looking for ways to pass the time together and still lounge on the couch. We’ve now entered a new phase of existence where we play games against each other online. On the couch. At the same time—the Hephers have now somewhat grudgingly stepped into the present.