The sad loss of our common rituals

29 May

This coming Sunday is Whitsun, the feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit to Christ’s disciples, fifty days after Easter. Wait, is that right? Wasn’t Easter Sunday more than seven weeks ago? If you have any real sense of what ‘seven weeks’ actually means in this strange season, when days and weeks are all […]

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These bullying bishops aren’t brave

29 May

I went to public school, so I know a thing or two about bullying. The crucial thing is to develop the collective impression that the person being bullied deserves it. Once this is established, the bully can clothe themselves in a peculiar form of moral righteousness. The witch is persecuted, because she deserves it. The […]

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Lake Cowichan to allow river tubing access this summer

28 May

The Town of Lake Cowichan has no intention of banning tubing on the Cowichan River this summer, despite previously indicating that it would in an effort to reduce risks of spreading the coronavirus. On April 27, town council made an informal decision to work towards restricting tubing access and denying licenses to commercial tube rental […]

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