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Opinion

COLUMN SIX: Fly the holy skies

Considering what could have been BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE I missed my calling. For 35 years I worked in education…as a teacher, university recruitment officer, boarding school administrator and housemaster, and headmaster…


COLUMN SIX: City mouse to country mouse

A converted city-slicker’s ode to the rural life BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE Three and half years ago, we transplanted from the thick, chunky stew of Toronto to the thin, translucent broth of…


COLUMN SIX: My A.I. gal pals

The voices of the future are female BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE “Congratulations! You finished the first section,” she said. “Thank-you,” I replied. “That wasn’t so hard, was it?” “No, it actually wasn’t…


Stroke of luck

Surviving a cardiovascular episode BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE It was a bright January afternoon, a Saturday, over a year ago. I was standing at the kitchen sink, drying dishes and cutlery from…


COLUMN SIX: A need for speed(ish)

BY JENNY KUMILI Special to the VOICE We’ve all dreamed of doing it and on that afternoon I was given the chance. The gate was open. I almost couldn’t believe it. Since getting my driver’s…


COLUMN SIX: Teachers and technology

BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE Teachers are a dedicated, well-meaning, but quirky bunch. Having enlisted in the ranks myself, I worked with them for 37 years and learned a little about what makes…



COLUMN SIX: Picked for Portlandia

Final season sees father and daughter cast together BY BLAINE PALMER and FRANCESCA TRICAMO-PALMER Special to the VOICE Blaine Palmer and Francesca Tricamo-Palmer, actors from Portland, Oregon, who are father and daughter, became part of…


COLUMN SIX: The morning after, 50 years ago

BY RICHARD PALKOWSKI Special to the VOICE The “Man In Society” class at Pelham High School couldn’t have been taught by a better person than Mr. J. S. Curtis. As simply a history teacher, he…