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Weigh-In Wednesday #8

Weigh-In Wednesday #8

Gratitude, not attitude. Gratitude, not attitude. Gratitude, not attitude. This is my new mantra, especially after Weigh-in Wednesday's results. Starting weight: 292.1 1st weigh-in: 286.8 2nd weigh-in: 280.1 3rd weigh-in: 276.4 4th weigh-in: 274.
Encountering God on Earth

Encountering God on Earth

Compassion and sacrifice of one family gives slum children in India a chance to break cycle of poverty. Many of the mythological stories I heard in my childhood revolved around seeking God. More precisely, how to actually see God.
Les Leyne: Outreach effort run by stumblebums

Les Leyne: Outreach effort run by stumblebums

It’s hard to take the B.C. Liberals’ ethnic-outreach scandal seriously, now that the rampant ineptitude has been exposed.
Shannon Corregan: Common rules of behaviour sometimes fluid

Shannon Corregan: Common rules of behaviour sometimes fluid

Every now and then, you run into situations that don’t seem to have any protocol attached to them. There should be rules here, or so you think, but you look around and you can’t seem to find any.
Comment: History is more than just getting the facts right

Comment: History is more than just getting the facts right

This year, history made it to the Oscars as never before. Four of the nominees for best picture were about historical events: Argo, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained.
Les Leyne: Auditor finds more sloppy records

Les Leyne: Auditor finds more sloppy records

Over and over again, you learn how far politicians can run off track when they’re allowed to do business in secret. There was an update Wednesday on the horror story auditor general John Doyle recounted last summer about the B.C.
David Bly: What we throw on the water will come back

David Bly: What we throw on the water will come back

Everything seems right with the world when Saturday turns out to be a sunny day as it did last weekend. Always beautiful, the Island is at its best when it’s sparkling in the sunlight.
Comment: B.C. forests’ future requires climate reality check

Comment: B.C. forests’ future requires climate reality check

There are many forest policy changes the province should be making — to increase conservation, reduce carbon emissions and enable more jobs per cubic metre cut.
Yogattitude

Yogattitude

My mother's been doing it since the 70s, my MAC friends swear by it, the oracle Delfine does it 3-4 times a week after work, and archaeologist Gregory Possehl sees "a form of ritual discipline" depicted in several seals dating back to the 3rd millenn
Les Leyne: Now it’s NDP’s turn in the hot seat

Les Leyne: Now it’s NDP’s turn in the hot seat

It turns out the B.C. Liberals aren’t the only ones who ran into trouble with dubious ethnic-outreach schemes. After feasting on scandalous revelations about the B.C.