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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.
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.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
There is a lesson learned from the tenacious and tiresome winter which, according to the calendar, ended last week.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The plan this week was to write a column about the SNC-Lavalin political madness whipped up by the muddled minds of the nation s political elite.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
I am walking in the almost-spring woods, hoping not to slip and fall on one of the remaining icy patches left by the melting snow. If I do, I can t phone for help because I have left my ever-present smartphone at the cottage.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Despite its wet, raw coolness, this spring has provided some joyful observation. Blue jays, in their sartorial splendour, gorge greedily on seed we have spread on the ground. There are as many as 18 of them throating seeds almost non-stop, pausing occa
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Putting ourselves first is important yet often we don t. Is it linked to self-worth? Sure, it could be. I believe establishing self-awareness is the first step. How can we be there for someone else if we don t take care of ourselves first? We can t withou
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Black flies and mosquitoes are true nuisances but at least you can see and hear them. A new danger developing in cottage country is one you usually don t see until it is too late. Blacklegged ticks are moving north and bringing Lyme disease. Lyme is an
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
No matter the weather, no matter what is happening, June is the best month. It is a time of hope. A time to believe that the world can overcome its problems and become a better place. That s because June is graduation month. Tens of thousands of you
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Molto bene, Italia! Perfettamente! Indeed Italy has done a wonderful thing in disrupting a Steve Bannon extreme right project aimed at converting the world to his white power conservatism.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
An Australian review of 73 scientific studies of insect decline has concluded that the total mass of the world s insects is declining by a shocking 2.5 per cent a year. This rate of decline might lead to extinction of 40 per cent of the world s insects
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Getting the boat ready for spring launch can be stressful. Will the motor start quickly and run smoothly after its winter hibernation? Did you remember to insert and secure the drain plug? Are the trailer lights shining and blinking, as they were when s
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Something exceptional occurred last week as so many of us watched flames, smoke and water ravage the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
With lakes opening, winter-weary minds turn to fish. A fish netted in the open water floating your boat is genuine proof that spring is here.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
he hard rock façade of The National Rifle Association (NRA) is starting to crack. And that s a good thing.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Clients of mine travelled to Florida by car this year. Before heading off they asked my advice on what to do to minimize the body stiffness that comes with driving for long periods.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Staring out a window at Sky Harbour Airport in Phoenix, Ariz., I become increasingly edgy. Outside that window, baggage handlers toss dozens of bulky bags onto the conveyor belt crawling up into the belly of the aircraft I am about to board. The stream o
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