Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Richard Wagamese completed his life journey last week, leaving behind the only thing any of us leave: his story.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
There is good news and not-so-good news about the weather for Haliburton County over the next three months.
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 ?
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I woke this morning with a head like a fermenting pumpkin, ready to explode.
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.
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, January 24, 2017
So, winter returns to normal this weekend. Sort of.
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, 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, 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.
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:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The cattle are prowlin , the coyotes are howlin Way out where the doggies bawl
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
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 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.
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
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
But surely the greatest mystery is about the sweetest of all spring things. How did maple syrup get invented?
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.
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, May 23, 2017
We live in an increasingly peevish society.
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