Challenge Two: An act of kindness a day

How can you help strengthen your community? The drive-through lane of a Tim Hortons might not be the first thought that comes to mind when considering this question. In many ways, the drive-through culture prevalent in North America is the very symbol of a hurried, disconnected society. Yet, on a December morning in Winnipeg last… Read More

250,000 Steps and a new outlook on time management

In an effort to help the planet, my challenge in January was to walk exclusively for all trips less than five kilometres. With the month now over, I’d like to reflect on some of my results. After tallying the data from my trusty pedometer, I learned that I took almost a quarter million steps in… Read More

Walking: Exercise the mind and body while in transit

Driving is by far the most dominant form of transportation in North American cities. Many cities are zoned to separate residential and commercial areas, making it unrealistic to get around by foot. Even if you wanted to hoof it, the highways that cut across most cities tend to be unsafe and menacing for pedestrians. It’s… Read More