Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities and teaches comparative literature and English. A Columbia faculty member since 1981, he has written books on 19th and 20th Century American and British literature, including The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Review of Books, London Review of Books, and The New York Times Book Review..
We are often lying to ourselves if we think we can just “get over it and move on.” According to the burgeoning field of Brain Science and the new uses of interventions such as functional MRIs and PET scans, past events and life experiences are not only carefully and exhaustively inventoried in our feelings, but remain active. They are physiologically alive and well, and forever asserting themselves in feelings, thinking and decision making. Even more so when we try to repress them.
“It actually was a brain storm of Rob Hoffman who was in our Sunday school class,” says Pospicil. “Rob always liked to thrift store shopso he said, have an idea, we should make money for missions by opening our own thrift store. Went on to talk with other thrift stores in the area and generally research the idea.
However, part of the vibe that existed when I moved to Corner Brook ten years ago, centered around the Knights and the Huskies rivalry. Anybody I talked to identified themselves as being either a Herdman or a Regina graduate, and certainly, the connection that people feel towards their school is a huge part of their identities and how they feel connected to this city of ours. And while I m sure our students still have every educational advantage available to them, I ll always miss the energy that was created whenever Regina and Herdman faced each other in a basketball or a hockey game, and how such games had an ironic way of uniting the city in the spirit of competition..
Three times this year the court team will travel another ninety minutes north by boat from Bella Bella to Klemtu on Swindle Island, home of the Kitasoo and Xai’xais First Nations. There court is held in the House of the Wolves hall and the judge uses a small kitchen as an office. In Klemtu the Court deals mostly with criminal cases, but hears some family law matters as well..
Daughter is four in January and we are in her second year of toilet training. We tried everything from reward charts, days out, small sweets/fruit as a reward and stickers! She loved those, but she now at a point where she will take it off herself and say dear, well maybe next time. She recently started nursery, but she remains dry during the two hours she there, plus she is dry through the night.