Of cod and men: Newfoundland way of life deserves every chance to survive

Of cod and men: Newfoundland way of life deserves every chance to survive
A stinging, light rain is in the air in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland. A white fishing trawler edges up to the dock and immediately there is a bustle of activity. One man is below deck organizing the day’s catch while another man, above, eases up a basket of cod from the belly of the boat, out onto the dock. There it is swiftly dragged a few feet to an outbuilding, where the fish are set up for filleting and preparing. Two other men are on the dock, of

Hank, the starfish, and Stompin’ Tom

Hank, the starfish, and Stompin’ Tom
One day, a man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir.” The man chuckled. “But there must be tens of thousands
Roderick Benns

Roderick Benns