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Trees to Surf; Gnarled to Gnarly

Trees to Surf; Gnarled to Gnarly

Shakespearan Literature to Surfing Slang, The Path of Language Flows I am not a fan of William Shakespeare’s writings. I have to admit, the guy added to our language through his use of the language. He’s credited with the first use of the word “gnarled” in 1604 in his...
The World is Our Oyster —

The World is Our Oyster —

Wield the Sword of Words and Its Riches Will Be Found Within Books Shakespeare is credited with the origin of the idiom “the world is your oyster”. It first appeared in his play ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’. Oysters easily open with a knife to reveal the pearls found...
Did Canada Come of Age at Vimy Ridge?

Did Canada Come of Age at Vimy Ridge?

“There they stood on Vimy Ridge that ninth day of April, 1917, men from Quebec shoulder to shoulder to men from Ontario; men from the maritimes with men from British Columbia and there was forged a nation, tempered by the fires of sacrifice and hammered on the anvil...
Failure Can Be An Adventure

Failure Can Be An Adventure

“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.” — Coleman Hawkins “Do it right the first time” How many times I heard that drilled into me as I grew up. My mother believed that it was the correct use of time to do a job right the first time. Not succeeding the...