Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Like a lot of folks, there was a time when I never went to bed without watching CBC s The National. Like a lot of people now, I almost never turn the program on.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Summer, its days fading quickly, has been generous and kind this year. Sunshine aplenty, but without the scorching heat predicted to become a regular feature of climate change.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
One hundred and two years ago - at 1 p.m. on Sept. 1 to be exact - someone walked past the Cincinnati Zoo bird cage and saw Martha on the cage floor, drumsticks up.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The open door revealed a scene like nothing Shainie had ever seen. Shafts of sunlight entering the broken windows and cracks in the walls sliced the smoky dimness of the interior, highlighting once normal cottage contents now succumbing to years of neglec
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
A local legend told that on nights when the grey mist following a big storm settled over Ghostly Point on Shkendang Lake, a moaning could be heard in the trees. A moan that pricked the skin and pulled at the heart. The Ojibwa said it was their leader cryi
Thursday, June 23, 2016
It was a long ago scene, from a time before invention of smart phones that take video. That s unfortunate because what I saw then would have made a cool video on the art of splitting wood.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
It has been excellent weather for the vegetable garden, thank you Ms. Weatherwoman. The peas, beans, carrots and corn are jumping so it looks like we ll have veggies galore later this summer, and into the fall.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
It was the beavers, those clever, industrious engineers, who had the idea: Turn house building into an industry that would create jobs and build a strong economy benefitting all forest creatures.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
You might recall from school days the story of the young Greek guy who sat beside a pool, saw his image reflected in the water and fell in love with himself. He couldn t drag himself away and sat moonstruck, staring at his reflection until he died.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
It has come to this: If you sat in front of your television set for 10 straight hours (God forbid!) you would be bombarded with roughly three hours of commercials.