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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Back scratchers do not have video screens, so I was surprised when my 10-year-old grandson Anderson asked me to make him a wooden back scratcher.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Judging the first 100 days in office is ridiculous, artificial and something invented by the news media. That s how U.S. President Forrest Trump sees it. I feel it is important however, as president of my family, to review my performance for the first 10
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Sloughs, marshes and ditches along the roads are brimming and finally getting some warm sun. So it won t be long now before thousands of amphibians begin their annual overland migrations.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Machines and I don t get along. I have never done them any bad, but they have never liked me. Whenever we meet, they treat me like an idiot. That happened again last week when I had to make a trip into the Big Smoke.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Ah, the joys of becoming parents. Here it is, Ingrams. You ve imagined it, maybe even planned for it. You ve got that baby in your hands and you re home and now well, now what? To get you through the sleepless nights, here s some advice:
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.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Spring feels like the time of year to exhale. After being wrapped up and shut in for the winter everything is uncurling, stretching and getting ready for new growth. It is a time that inspires movement. And movement is needed to get everything ready f
Thursday, July 27, 2017
If you see a beaver this summer, stop to give it a hug. The poor little guy or gal could use some affection, and some appreciation. If you don t want to get too close, just blow it a kiss.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
It is disheartening how we Canadians manage to turn interesting and important debates into spiteful squabbles. We toss emotion and hard core bias onto the path toward the clarity needed for understanding. The latest example is the foggy but vicious debate
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Don t mess with Mother Nature, used to be a cute and humorous expression. Not these days. Too often now we witness how an angry Mother Nature fights back.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
One hundred years ago this week a vacationing Toronto doctor was relaxing at his rented cottage on Algonquin Park s Canoe Lake. He looked out over the water and noticed an odd piece of flotsam.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
I don t know anyone who likes doing Burpees. When I have clients do them (notice I didn t say ask clients to do them ) this question often comes up Why are they called Burpees? Until now, I didn t know the answer. But now, thanks to Google, I do.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
At one point in my life I considered myself a runner. I truly believed that if I didn t go for a run I wasn t exercising. Even an hour on the squash court didn t count as exercise in my mind. The incredibly funny and shortsighted part of that thought proc