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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
There are few refuges during a brutal winter; so few places to hide and stay calm and warm. It s not the weather that has made this winter brutal. It has had its violent ups and downs but it is winter weather we have been getting used to over the past fe
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
In all the recent dark and depressing news about governments, and the people who run them, comes a pinprick of light. Small and distant like a far away star in the night sky, but enough to give hope that common sense has not been completely extinguished.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Spring came in February. Winter followed in March. What April will bring is anyone s guess. This winter s wild weather swings confirm for many that our climate is changing drastically. Probably, but it is not quite that simple.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Few people notice or really care, but there is a daily newspaper crisis in Canada. It is a crisis that has huge ramifications, now and certainly over time, for our country and our culture.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Onto the computer screen jumps Vlad Putin, bare chested, taking in the sun in a remote part of Siberia during his vacation last summer. It was one in a portfolio of photos dumped onto the Internet by Russian state photographers.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Generally speaking, very few people get enough sleep on regular basis. We have all experienced the pressures of trying to do just one more thing before we turn in for the night. Sometimes, we get caught surfing the Internet or watching one more episode o
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The first rain showers of April, scattered, brief and chilly as they were in the past week, have brought out something more than just the promise of May flowers.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It was a lifetime ago but I still remember my father bending his tall and lanky frame, reaching down to clasp my hand and walking me across the invisible line dividing Canada and the United States.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
We Canadians are just too polite. There are times when we need to swap our signature friendly, sometimes phoney, body language with genuine Canadian hockey body slams.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
It is a dilemma I never expected to confront. Next month there is a youth baseball tournament in Cooperstown, New York, home of the baseball Hall of Fame. A grandson is one of the players and I planned to be there to cheer him on.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
If you are regularly doing push-ups you ll be happy to know that there are many variations that work your body in different ways. Before we get to that let s do a quick review.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
I ve been inspired to help out with our garden this year. Over the past couple of days I ve been out cultivating the soil with one of those garden claw things. After a few years of this not being done it was quite a bit of work to get through the tiny roo
Friday, May 25, 2018
When I hear the word foam I think of something comfortable. Foam mattress, foam pillow, the foam that forms on the top of a beer sometimes. Foam rollers are not in the group. Not by a long shot. Yes, they are made of foam but they are meant to cause pain