Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Back to School

Labour Day has come and gone, marking the end of the Canadian ritual of summer. The rhythm of the year in this country is one of the best things about Canada, although it took some getting used to as a new immigrant. The slowing down of everything for the summer is actually a great idea, but it's a uniquely North America phenomenon.

Whether it's because of the different educational calendar in Britain, or the fact that the weather there is pretty much the same year round, there really isn't that same change in the pace of life. Clubs, associations, churches, workplaces, all keep going at the same pace year round. Only schools shut down for the briefer 6 to 8 week vacation.

So, Labour Day has come and gone, and time to pick up the pace again. Back to school, back to a new season of committee meetings, church activities, even work. More importantly, back to blogging. There's been a lot going on in the blogosphere of late, it seems. I'm looking forward to catching up.