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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
As if we didn t have enough worries about the environment, here s a new one: wild pigs.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
My first glimpse of the bird has my mouth watering. It looks plump and juicy and I imagine it sitting in a roast pan, plucked and sprinkled with rosemary needles and a touch of garlic powder. A closer look tells me its plumpness is merely feathers puffed
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
I recently had the opportunity to try jackfruit. It is the chicken alternative in a butter chicken dish. I haven t eaten chicken (or any other meat) for years. It sure tasted good to me. Like tofu, jackfruit tends to take on the taste of what it s seasone
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Amazing news! The Blackhawk is alive and skating. No, not Blackhawk as in the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. They appear to be dead for this season, drifting between fourth and fifth place in the league s western division. I m talking
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The first week of February is a time of reflection for me. A time to remember a shocking yet inspiring tragedy that occurred on the North Atlantic a lifetime ago. The U.S. army troop ship Dorchester was steaming south of Greenland, carrying 900 soldiers
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
The new decade dawned with many of us hoping for change. Or, perhaps, for the way things used to be.
Friday, December 20, 2019
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.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
A whopping majority of we Canadians believe that climate change is real, despite the fact that we are not well educated about the topic.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Three brittle jeers break the blessed stillness of the woods. I am found out. I was enjoying the stillness, feeling totally alone and unnoticed. Observing, presumably without being observed. Now I am the centre of attention. It is a blue jay, of course
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The best position in hockey surely is the centre. The centre player not only needs to be a fast skater, but a fast thinker capable of quickly grasping and assimilating the thinking of both left and right wingers. Hockey centres often are team leaders. A
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
There s news this week that an electric eel named Wattson is being used to help light up a Christmas tree at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
There s a bunch of confusing information around whether eggs are good or bad for our health. I love eggs. Scrambled, sunny side up, or in a sandwich. While I don t eat meat or poultry I do eat eggs almost daily. My favourite breakfast consists of red pepp
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
A Gallup poll taken just before Christmas found that people visit a library on average 10.5 times a year compared with only 5.3 times a year for movie theatres. After reading about and watching Sunday s annual Academy Awards show, I understand why.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Shortages are a serious worry during this coronavirus pandemic. Many places report not having enough medical equipment, hospital capacity, or even masks, gloves and gowns for doctors and nurses as the number of infections soar.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
I am not a fan of the term Self Care. One definition for it is: Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
So many things to think about during this time of plague. So many people to be concerned, even anxious, about. The infirm. The older people with weakened immune systems. People now without work and stable incomes, the homeless on our streets, the homeles
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
I am not a fan of getting stuck in traffic. Specifically, the bumper-to-bumper type that has you inching forward at a rate slower than any sloth I ve seen on a YouTube video
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The lyrics keep riffing through my head . . .
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
I am standing on the deck, drinking coffee and surveying the domain. Down at the lake one of the young folks is on the family-built rink, stick-handling a tennis ball while the three family dogs chase it.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
I struggled this year with what to give up during Lent.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The hit movie Parasite, winner of this year s best picture Oscar, may be fiction but it reflects what is happening in real life today.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
I know that February is Heart Month. Given the business that I m in I feel every month should be heart month.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
I can t think of a better person to put on future $5 bills than Terry Fox, the most inspirational Canadian of the last half century.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The bad boy virus COVID-19 is on Canada s doorstep, trying to smash down the door. The betting is that it will break through and spread into communities across the country. It has infected people in more than 60 countries and is about to become a global
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
After the long winter illness, colour is returning to the cheeks of my bush lot. A red-breasted robin hops through the newly-exposed layer of dead leaves, looking for a grub, or anything else edible. Then there s the slow, silent orange flicker of the wi
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