Pelé’s legacy in football will never be matched

Pelé’s legacy in football will never be matchedPelé became one of the sport’s greatest personalities Pelé. It’s a name that’s instantly recognizable. A name that evokes a multitude of emotions and memories. And a name that truly doesn’t require a great deal of explanation. The Brazilian football legend, whose full name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, passed away on Dec. 29, 2022.…

Pelé, the World Cup and the launching of a legend

Pelé, the World Cup and the launching of a legendAfter the 1958 World Cup, international football suddenly had a new superstar Albeit in a sad way, it’s perhaps appropriate that news of Pelé’s declining health coincides with the World Cup. The tournament was, after all, the stage where he first came to international attention back in 1958. He was 17 at the time. Being…

Which inner wolf will you feed – good or evil?

Amazing people are all around us. In fact, they live within each of us. We simply need to pay attention to them

Which inner wolf will you feed – good or evil?Not long ago in my Social Justice 12 class, we were discussing a particular genocide when one of my students drew our attention to the Cherokee legend of The Tale of the Two Wolves. In this story, a child who was wronged comes to his grandfather for advice. The elder tells him that in every…

How a journey through hardship can inspire your life

The key is not to run away from life but to embrace every challenge, to find its meaning and the lesson it offers

How a journey through hardship can inspire your lifeThere’s a medieval legend about an alchemist who discovers how to turn common materials into gold. Of course, we know that adding a piece of the philosopher’s stone to molten lead will not turn it into gold, yet the story provides a beautiful metaphor for life. If we look at the life of any great…

The enduring legacy of maverick media baron Jim Shaw

A hard-nosed businessman, he made a brilliant cable territory swap, competed ferociously with Telus and pulled Global television from the Canwest inferno

The enduring legacy of maverick media baron Jim ShawFew occasions better illustrated the cultural divide between the world of the western bottom-up entrepreneur and that of Ottawa’s top-down public service bureaucracy than when Jim Shaw and Konrad von Finckenstein crossed swords in a hearing room. There, front and centre of the raised platform bearing commissioners, would be the multilingual Von Finckenstein, a six-foot-something-awesome…

Tiger tees up a debate about juiced golf balls

On the verge of another comeback, the once-dominant Woods wants to level the fairway by mandating a tamer ball

Tiger tees up a debate about juiced golf ballsIt will be eight years this U.S. Thanksgiving since the golf shot heard around the world. Hard to believe it’s been that long since Tiger Woods’ wife Elin practised her short game on the back of his car in response to his infidelity. Things have only gotten tougher for Tiger since that ill-fated night. Injuries…