The day after returning from five months of weightlessness in the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield commented on the effect of gravity on his lips and tongue when he tried to speak.
Last Thursday the keynote speaker at the opening of the Meadowlark Nature Festival was asked what he thinks of genetically modified organisms. Michael Ableman of Foxglove Farm was taking questions from the audience after giving an impassioned presentation about how critically important it is to conserve land for farming and to Ôgrow' young farmers. Mr. Ableman replied the topic of GMOs was another whole presentation, but that, in his opinion GMOs are "guilty until proven innocent".
There are many iconic moments to be had in the Okanagan, and as our food culture continues to grow and mature, foodie events pop up, and chefs move here in search of the elusive "Okanagan" flavour, one moment surely has to be watching Chef Roger Gillespie in action.
In his book, The 8th Habit, Stephen Covey writes about conflict, and how it is "...one of the most difficult and challenging problems of life, whether at home, at work, or elsewhere... - how you deal with human differences."
Fumbling to explain the massive gap between polls predicting an NDP win and the reality of election night's larger majority for the Christy Clark Liberals, Angus Reid Public Opinion spokesperson Mario Conseco cited the NDP's inability to excite younger British Columbians.