Tuesday, January 24, 2017
So, winter returns to normal this weekend. Sort of.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
You read it here first!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Canada is a country of great diversity, so it is odd that we might still want to single out anything as especially special in identifying our nationality.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
A dark and heavy despondency had fallen over the forest. The creatures who worked and lived there brooded over their declining state of affairs.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The number of Canadians who say they read books is continuing to drop. That s not good news because reading books is known to make us better informed citizens while increasing our understanding of others.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Few things hurt more than making a mistake that costs money.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The hootin and hollerin over the passing of the old year has subsided as we move along, trying to make this one better than the last.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
My daughter s steep-sided backyard in California has a strangely shaped tree. It grows out of the hillside naturally but then bends, forms an arch, and follows the ground down the hill to the patio.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
There are none so blind as those that cannot see.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Back in 2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) arrived in Toronto from China. Roughly 400 people got it, 43 died, Ontario declared a public health emergency and the rest of the country lived in fear waiting for it to spread.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
A courier arrived at my door and handed me an envelope embossed with the Canadian coat of Arms. You know, the one with the scowling lion and a silly unicorn, each holding a flag.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
News of a death does not always bring only dark sadness. Sometimes it brings illumination. That was the case last week when we learned that Stuart McLean, an unpretentious Canadian icon, had passed away. He died at 68 of cancer.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
When you ve lived much of your life in snow country, grossly swelling snow banks are no big deal. Certainly nothing to worry about.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A long-awaited walk in the spring woods is like stepping through a looking glass and entering a remarkably different world.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I can t delay any longer. It is April and it has to get done, so I ll just have to screw up my nerve and get on with it the hated spring crawl.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Climate Change is a hot topic heard daily in our media. There is much concern and debate about it. For this reason, the programming at Nature s Place will feature information about climate change as a main point of education.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A little while ago I saw this post on a social media site of a guy attempting to touch his toes. It took him 41 days, but he did it. He touched his toes. Can you touch your toes? For the record, I can, but it s not pretty.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
It s spring in Muskoka which means that pretty soon we re going to start seeing bears. If you encounter a bear remember to stay calm because bears want to avoid humans.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote recently that the Republican party, now governing the U.S., is not ready to govern.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I woke this morning with a head like a fermenting pumpkin, ready to explode.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
There is good news and not-so-good news about the weather for Haliburton County over the next three months.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Richard Wagamese completed his life journey last week, leaving behind the only thing any of us leave: his story.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
I recently had the opportunity to attend a talk by André Alexis, author of the Giller Prize winning Fifteen Dogs.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Is Art elitist ? Art is a reflection of society. There is little else that could be more about humanity. Why is it, then, that some people think it is not for them but only for the upper society, those elitists ?
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
But surely the greatest mystery is about the sweetest of all spring things. How did maple syrup get invented?
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