October in Canada brings Thanksgiving, a holiday to remind us to express thanks for the harvest, and the bounty of the world. No surprise that it’s a topic on the minds of many of our writers.
Beauty and the beholder. Zoe Dalton reflects on autumn and our connections with nature. “Thanksgiving, whatever it may have become on the surface, is a time to pause and give gratitude, to recall that this period of change is actually one of the most vital periods in our annual existence. ” Nature Notes: From the backyard to the biosphere – Fall or Something Like It, November 5, 2003.
Enough already. After 25 years driving a combine, columnist Hazel Anaka is ready to throw in the workgloves. “I’m not thrilled getting up before six, putting in a day’s work, driving 50 kilometres home, and then combining until 10 or 11 at night only to repeat it again the next day and the next for as long as it takes to get the crop off. ” From Where I Sit – Close But No Cigar, September 26, 2008.