Playing Scrabble with my father

These are his words – weak  wilt  sorrow  soul My letters could spell – death attaching to his word – atheist the horizon, a black storm front we both sense,                               lifting the hair                                                on the back of...
Valley Voices: The Kids of Summer

Valley Voices: The Kids of Summer

Greg Mason’s recollection of summer camp includes model airplanes, green monsters, shrieks as marshmallows fall into the campfire, and sadness that the longest days of the year, filled with adventure, scares and growing up, had to end! Look for the Cowichan...

The Kids of Summer

Summer life started when we finished school in late June. The vacation time seemed like it lasted most of the year. It was the season of making summer friends and stories to tell once school started again in the fall.  The excitement of the summer this year...

Interlude: When Howard’s Gone

  We seem to be approaching the end of the COVID Era, but will be working through the effects of social distancing and isolation for months and possibly years to come. Holly Warren takes a humorous look at the stress social isolation with significant others has...