Immortality, or at least greatly extended life, is not only unattainable, but undesirable (“Forever young,” Cover, July 14). What sort of immediacy does a person who knows they will live a long time experience? Will we get more out of life knowing that we can squeeze experiences in some time later?
For three days every August, during the Abbotsford Air Show, the skies above the Fraser River Valley town reverberate with the rumble and roar of dozens of aircraft. This year, one of the biggest draws will likely be something that cannot even leave the runway—a full-scale replica of the legendary Avro Arrow, the Canadian-designed jet fighter that John Diefenbaker’s government killed in 1959.
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