November 22nd, 2017



  • Building on the good of the past

    Old and new First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Humans have conflicts regarding past and present. Some things of the past we like, others we hate. It usually depends on the effect past things have on our self-esteem. Past events we feel proud about, we like; those we regret, we hate. Likewise, we [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Kind words, deeds dearly needed

    Word power Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Christ’s words of love nurse hidden wounds, healing slowly to scars of victorious battles. Debates in public media, governing bodies, and international relations have lately become increasingly caustic. Not long ago, fierce opponents showed respect for each other as persons. Children are already exposed to [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • The limitations of language

    Word Power Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The sting of death and crisis reduces well-meant words to empty, hollow sounds of powerless sympathy. The proverb, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” underlines the power of words. And yet, when we are faced with tragedy, we struggle to find meaningful words. Even [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Food for thoughton All Souls Day

    On Nov 3, 2007, Saturday 5 p.m. Mass (continued All Souls), I had a most wonderful experience. As I was taking the cup from the minister I felt a magnetic field pulling towards me and when I drank the blood it was pulling me back to the minister. I wasn’t aware of it until the [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • The wonder of speech and hearing

    Word power First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The mysterious chain of thought, brain, and speech gives soundwaves on eardrums the power of words. Words are combinations of alphabetical sounds, like S-T-O-P. Thoughts can be conveyed between people with spoken or written words, as well as with signs, gestures, and other forms of [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago

Wheels Review

  • GMC reinvents Terrain

    Redesigned crossover spacious and powerful Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald With its redesigned 2018 Terrain, GMC is not just going to conquer the highway, it’s going win over the hearts of crossover fans. A tidier and — in this opinion — a better looking package, the new Terrain offers buyers a spacious and comfortable crossover [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Redesigned Camry better than ever

    Toyota gives its mid-sized sedan a massive makeover Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald The Toyota Camry was always a great car, by far one of my favourite sedans to drive. Completely redesigned for 2018, it is now beyond fantastic. Sharing zero parts — yes, zero — with the 2017 model, the 2018 Camry is built [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Impreza makes an impression

    Redesigned Subaru is a game-changer Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Stunning. How else can an auto writer described the redesigned 2017 Subaru Impreza? How about “absolutely stunning?” Sharing little else besides a name and all-wheel-drive with its predecessor, the new Impreza is a game-changer in its segment. Riding on an all-new platform and available in [...] Read More »

    6 months ago
  • Outback ready for adventure

    Subaru wagon has plenty of space and power Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Vacation season is just around the corner and whether staying on the pavement or adventuring off-road, travellers will find the 2017 Subaru Outback a perfect getaway vehicle. The all-wheel-drive Outback has been reviewed often here since Subaru first launched it in the [...] Read More »

    7 months ago