My second mentor was a woman who worked at the nonprofit that I volunteered at while in foster care. This nonprofit became my home, the only symbolic form of permanency in my life, and the employees had a very personal and powerful influence on me. Our relationship began with me leaning on her emotionally, crying and venting in her office almost on a daily basis, and asking her for advice.

Judging from the Nineties’ box office hits, that’s already happened. What many of us look for in pop culture isn’t stimulation or surprise but flattery. NBC’s Tim Russert once used the phrase “Ralph Kramden politics” to describe the current “What’s in it for me?” climate.

“Yesterday, I resigned from my position from McDonogh School as head coach of the girls’ lacrosse program and as a middle school teacher. During my 13 year lacrosse coaching stint at the school we took the program from a basement dweller to the best lacrosse program in the country for the last decade. By the huge media crush and the outpouring of texts, phone calls, and emails I am sure many are looking for an answer..

The general manager of the company responded when asked if this generous donation was legit.”This is not a joke. The games are an honor to compete in, and as the No. 1 beer in Jamaica, we want to help those athletes realize their dreams. Brody is not a man who needs to stop and ask for directions. So naturally, he stays on course with this follow up, genially strumming and crooning another batch of lightly twangy, radio ready country pop about pickup trucks, city girls, hillbillies, parties and, er, breaking out of a Mexican jail. OK, so maybe he goes off track every now and then.

Mentors are needed in all walks of life.”Justin enjoys how ACU has made his educational experience practical to his working experiences. He appreciates that he can be around others who may have different beliefs about scripture or ministry, yet he is able to discuss topics in an open and accepting environment where true understanding can occur.”When I go to a class, I am not going to get information to be able to pass a test. I am getting information that will help me in a practical way in achieving my goals as a professional.

(replaces previous version, December 2008)Free living domestic (“feral”) rabbit populations are generally the result of rabbit guardians releasing their animals into the wild, and the rabbits’ subsequent breeding. As such, transport and possession of these animals must be approved by permit. The BC SPCA supports the removal of free living domestic (“feral”) rabbits from Schedule C designation in order to allow local governments to manage the animals under animal control bylaws..