Tuesday, October 18, 2016
It was a week of good news and bad news.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Finally there is an escape route from the nightmare in the United States. How did we not think of it before? It has been in front of us for 10 months.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
I sit straight up in bed, wide awake even before my eyes open. They don t need to be open because it is 6 a.m. and pitch black.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The rise of Trumpism with all its anger, fear, wild exaggerations and other hateful negatives is a good thing.
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 13, 2016
Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
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 30, 2016
Their work for the year almost done, the yellow jacket wasps now have time to explore human spaces, and the leftovers they contain.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Blink a couple of times and the fall hunting season will be here. So it s time to start checking the hunting gear.
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, August 9, 2016
There are moments when you miss the good old days. Well, maybe just pieces of the good old days.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
In Cooperstown, New York it s all baseball. All baseball, all the time. All baseball everywhere.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Just when you think the world has enough to worry about . . . .
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Mr. Mercedes would wear a smile wide as a western horizon if he travelled Haliburton County roads this summer.
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
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Summer without campfire stories? No way! Here s one of mine that we will publish in three parts over the next three weeks.
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, June 7, 2016
Evening shadows arrive like cloaked ninjas descending silently into the treetops. Soon all light dims into non-existence, consumed by the night.
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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Canadian customs officer feeds my passport into the scanner, then looks up and asks: What are you bringing back with you?
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
So, here I am in California getting to know Rusty.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
It is remarkable how small events often mark major change.
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