Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Many years ago I was coached not to write anything in anger. Anger allowed to chill makes for cooler thoughts and prudent words.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
There is a lesson learned from the tenacious and tiresome winter which, according to the calendar, ended last week.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
I spot the book on the shelf and am intrigued. It is titled The Border and the author is Don Winslow.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The child that is hungry must be fed. The child that is sick must be nursed. The child must be the first to receive relief in times of distress.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
It seems ludicrous that any political moment these days could make you proud to be a Canadian. But there was one last week when pride swelled in my chest.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Perhaps because of our northern latitude, or perhaps because we thought we had been vaccinated, we expected Canada to escape the epidemic.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Movies are welcome comfort during a nasty winter like the one we are experiencing. January and February are prime times to catch up on the newest and best movies, which will be celebrated Sunday at the annual Academy Awards.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Our hips are a ball and socket joint where the femur (thigh bone) meets the pelvic bone. The beauty of this type of joint is that it moves in all directions. If you want to see just how amazing it is watch a child move around or sit on the floor. It amaz
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Tree branches whisper in a summer breeze, or creak in an icy winter wind, and I wonder if they are talking to each other.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
When you write, you get messages from readers. Some are complimentary. Some are not. I have received a couple that accuse me of being anti-American, anti-Donald Trump. Yes, I am anti-Trump. I can t stomach the man.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
It was a lifetime ago, 1967 to be exact, when I sat listening to a lecturer at Columbia University in New York City.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
If John Steinbeck was alive today he might consider changing the title of his 1961 Nobel prize-winning novel from The Winter of Our Discontent to The Winter of World Discontent.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Canada s Food Guide is getting some attention these days because a new version came out this week. That seems to be a big deal for some folks. It has been the same document since 2007. I am not sure what all of the excitement is about. Is an apple differe
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
I ve seen their tracks and heard their howls but haven t met any wolves on my back 40 this winter. Not that I really expect to because it is rare to get even a glimpse of one. I did get a glimpse last year. I was walking a trail when I saw it briefly on
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The New Year opened with so many questions: Will the global economic turmoil become a recession? Will western Canadian oil be given a stable delivery system to world markets where it can be sold for true market value? Will the trend to populace politics
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Many Christmas Eves have passed since the one years ago when I heard the voice of an angel. It was a voice I can never forget; a voice that gave me the best Christmas present ever.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
It was a long time ago, but I was an elevator operator once. That was back in the days when elevators were not push-button automatic and needed a human to guide them from floor to floor with a physical hand control lever.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
It has been a week of thoughtful recollection and warm tributes to George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who died last Friday.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
There are days when you look around and see too many mean-spirited jerks. Then you turn on the television and meet Tim Green.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Through snowflake-speckled windows I watch stately trees sagging beneath the weight of the early November snowfall. It is a winter picture that denies the existence of wildfires.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
It is 6:25 a.m. opening day of the deer hunting season. Still coal black outside, so I am sipping the last of my coffee before heading into the woods.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
I was so overwhelmed by bad news this week that I decided to write a column about the good news that is plentiful, if you go looking for it.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The 737-800 I am flying in just broke through 10,000 feet, the height at which the crew turns off the seat belt sign and makes the flight announcements. The bad news. . . says an authoritative and calm voice.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
There s nothing better than being first. So I was ecstatic on Wednesday, Oct. 17 when I became the very first Canadian to get high as smoking marijuana became legal in Canada.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time to look ahead to winter and what we might expect from it this year. There s bad news and more bad news.
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