Hope is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soul,And sings the tune–without the words,And never stops at all – Emily Dickinson Today, children all across Canada and the world will run. They will run to honour the life and wishes of Terry Fox. It’s been 25 years since that amazing young man proved that the thing that pushes us forward when everything else seems lost is hope. After losing his leg to cancer, who would have faulted him if he had chosen to hide himself away? To feel sorry for himself? To give up on any number of things

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shelagh unplugged

When I first moved to Nova Scotia from Chicago (wow, it’s been six years…) I often longed for familiar voices. For some reason that kind of lonliness would hit first thing in the morning, at an hour (because of the time zone differences) that was too early to call friends and family back home. Then I discovered This Morning and Shelagh Rogers on CBC radio. Shelagh’s enthusiasm, friendliness (and that bubbly laugh of hers)reminded me of long talks with my girlfriends, and late nights when I’d tell stories to make my sister giggle until she’d whimper, “shut-up, I gotta pee!”

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