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The Vancouver Courier, Nov. 9

THE SLOW BURN: FIRE AS FABLE AND FORTUNE

Fire has a way of getting people’s attention. Some years back, during a period of change in my life, I made arrangements to stay at a friend’s cabin in the interior. Driving up the Coquihalla Highway, we were surprised to see columns of ash in the distance, rising into the sky. We hadn’t intentionally planned …

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SAVE THE EGGS, NIX THE OMELETTE

“You can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.” This expression has been attributed to a number of sources, including Joseph Stalin. Whether he said it or not, the Russian leader certainly believed that desirable goals sometimes required undesirable acts. The end justifies the means, and all that. After the Russian revolution of 1917, many sympathizers …

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