Social idols

By offering a vicarious connection to a more glamorous, but artificial, reality, our phones disconnect us from the reality right in front of us.

Potential pitfalls of genealogical DNA testing

Ever since scientists mapped out the human genome in 2003, huge leaps in the technology of genetics have been made. The potential to scientifically determine your family’s DNA sequence has been of special significance to genealogists.

Cars in their blood

When I sat down with Lance Richter of Eastgate Ford, I asked him what his favourite sale was. He was quick to tell me: “The first one.”

Connecting youth to the lessons of the Holocaust

Over the past 22 years of my teaching career, I have found the most powerful strategy for students to create meaningful connections to history is through the voices of the generations that have lived through significant moments; moments such as the Holocaust.