Effort to save Stone Church more to do with history and community than with religion

Originally Published on October 22, 2015 http://capebretonstar.ca/2015/10/21/effort-to-save-stone-church-more-to-do-with-history-and-community-than-with-religion/ Mariners have been using the Stone Church to navigate the mouth of Sydney Harbour since 1916. Perched high on a Victoria Mines hillside, the church is one of the first landmarks to greet cruise ship visitors as they arrive. It was also one of the last images of […]

Murrant’s Rant: Social traffic

Originally published on October 14, 2015 http://capebretonstar.ca/2015/10/14/murrants-rant-social-traffic/ You might not have noticed, but there are no stop-signs in a roundabout.  It’s one of the great things about roundabouts.  You don’t have to stop unless it’s really necessary.  I love that – which is why I’m always flummoxed when the car ahead of me comes to […]

Murrant’s Rant: No cure for greed

Originally published October 7, 2015 http://capebretonstar.ca/2015/10/07/murrants-rant-no-cure-for-greed/ We are taught the difference between right and wrong from the earliest possible age.  The Sesame Street ethics of cooperation, sharing, and honesty are indelibly etched into our collective consciousness.  It’s not a new concept.  Long before Mr. Rogers was teaching us about being neighbourly, the Golden Rule was […]