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.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
t s amazing what you learn when you open a book.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
I m trying to figure out whether it was a wishful dream, or a nasty nightmare. Whichever it was, I know what prompted it.
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
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
At first it sounds like the muffled booming of a distant jet. Or perhaps a moose thumping through the open forest over the next hill.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Most visitors to the San Francisco Bay area take in the usual popular sights: Fisherman s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz.
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
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, 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, 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.
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 13, 2018
The United States just isn t going to put up with it any more. Tired of forever being screwed over by beady-eyed Canadians and sleazy Mexican drug lords.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Interesting things are missed when there is so much news happening around the world.
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
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
Thursday, February 8, 2018
It s time that we all started thinking and doing politics differently here in Ontario, and elsewhere.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
They just don t get it, do they?
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
NEAT is not really that neat. It has contributed the expansion of waistlines everywhere. NEAT stands for Non-exercise activity thermogenesis.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Just as I was beginning to think that 2018 is going to be a kinder and gentler year I turned on the television. Definitely a mistake.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The New Year brings huge news there will be no nuclear war with North Korea. That s my New Year s scoop, based on a remarkable discovery.
Friday, December 22, 2017
If there is reincarnation, I want to come back as a motor mechanic.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The best Christmas presents are memories.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sometimes I worry about the strangest things. Like yesterday I worried whether the plastic drink cup I saw tossed from a car window will end up in the ocean.
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