In praise of those who make our lives more comfortable – John DeMonti

How I take for granted the things that just appear on the store shelf and, increasingly, at my doorstep. It makes me feel sheepish to know that men go out in boats into the frigid Atlantic Ocean so, when I’m flush, I can have a feed of lobster. I know that they are paid well for their catch, thanks, in large part, to a burgeoning middle class with purchasing power in China. But I’ve also stood before the fishermen’s memorial in Lunenburg that lists the names of the more than 600 folk from Lunenburg County who have lost their lives ensuring that fish gets on all of our dinner plates. >click to read< 07:27

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