I always seem to think of things to say after I’m asked my opinion… I simply need a little time to organize what I want to say. The other day, I attended an event, it was a blanket exercise – the article can be found in this edition of the paper – in essence it had students sitting on a blanket marking pre-colonialism.
I’m always amazed with the human brain. A few years ago I wrote a column looking at how you can read mixed up words so long as the first and last letters are correct: so, it wluod look sethiomng lkie tihs and the bairn unscemralbs it. The brain will also replace constant numbers that are standing in place of letters: 5o, 5om3th1ng 71ke th1s c4n st177 b3 r34d. Memories have come up recently, which is being discussed on the internet.
The annual Tri-For-A-Purpose triathlon hosted by Lotus Tree Wellness and Hearing was once again a success. Held on Sunday, July 16, there were a total of 36 triathlon runners out and 10 people taking part in the 5.5 km walk/run. Although a little bit windier than organizers would have liked, the day was one for the books as they came together to raise funds for STARS.
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Selecting a term
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