Tuesday, November 10, 2015
I have a new granddog. His name is Rusty and he is a rescued dog from Los Angeles.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
It is remarkable how tiny pieces of news help us to see much larger, worrisome trends. For instance, we now learn that the Natural Resources Ministry has been poking about, seeking a partner to help maintain the Sherborne Road. The gravel road winds 12
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Gentle mists caress the lake like a mother s hand massaging her child s back, calming her to sleep. Sleep for the lake is delayed this year. Winter s approach, usually loud and bullying, is just a whisper so far. It might be well into this month of Decem
Friday, December 11, 2015
The politicians are back on Parliament Hill apparently having learned little from October s general election.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
I totally get why Education Minister Liz Sandals feels the way she does about receipts. They are a pain in the butt. So difficult to organize. Always impossible to find when needed.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Authors Guild in the U.S. surveyed more than 1,400 full- and part-time writers this year and found that more than one-half of respondents earned less than $11,670 a year. That figure just happened to be the U.S. federal poverty level in 2014.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
The start of a new school year brings memories of Miss McTeague and Grade 3. Miss McTeague was a hard taskmaster when it came to simple arithmetic. Like two and two equals four. And two times three equals six.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Please, let s cut all the political crap about how Canada is not doing nearly enough to help the millions of Syrians caught up in the world s worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The autumn colours are late this year, but few people are lamenting the delay, especially considering that an extended summer is the cause.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The lake now is a symbol of the accelerating struggle between human advancement and nature. That s because Lake Mead and the Colorado River, which supplies water to 36 million people in seven states and six million acres of farmland, are going dry. The l
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
That was nice. The last two months of the year filled with optimism, generated mostly by a new federal government. Lots of cooing and gushing about positive change.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I saw him from the corner of my eye. He was standing statue still, no more than 15 feet away, staring into a pile of snow-covered rocks.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Everything I read about tattoos was interesting, although not necessarily helpful. Then I landed on some totally unexpected, bombshell information: Some tattoo studios in the United States are offering free Donald Trump tattoos.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A malaise that vague sense that something is not right has us in its grip.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
It was one of the those wood frame windows they built into 2 -storey family homes 100 years ago. Perhaps four feet tall, and 2 feet wide with a push up lower sash that allowed cool air to flow in during summer.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
We ve seen the final episode of Downton Abbey, but the finales of two real-life Canadian dramas will be aired within the next few weeks.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
It has not only been an unusually mild winter (except for last weekend), but an unusually mild influenza season. Everyone hopes it will stay that way.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cat does not like Valentine s Day. It s too mushy, and he s not interested in giving anyone a Valentine especially not his new neighbour, Dog. Dog has been howling, and throwing his bones over the fence. When Dog throws his ball over the fence, Cat has h
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
St. Nora Lake has frozen over, finally. The ice was five inches thick at the start of this week. Great news for the snowmobile crowd and winter anglers.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
It was just before 1 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1943 when the torpedo struck, beginning one of the most inspirational stories of the Second World War.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Maybe it s the fine winter weather. Little snow to shovel. Some ice, but I ve spread salt and sand on the driveway only once. Never any thought of having to shovel the roof. With few winter chores, I ve had more time to think.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A guided tour through the art, science and history of our favourite 7,000-year-old beverage with beer columnist Brent Milcz.
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