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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
So much to do, but so many stupid people in the way. You can t get important stuff done when surrounded by incompetents.
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
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
School days, school days, good old fashioned . . . Reading and writing and rithmetic . . . . and coding.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Most of us have gone through life thinking little about nuclear war. The chances of it have been minimal because everyone understands that launching just one nuke could bring global catastrophe, perhaps even end human civilization.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Mopping up the messes of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is happening hundreds of miles away but Canadian consumers need to take care that they don t get soaked.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
My first thought was that it was a ludicrous notion. Then I said to myself: Get cool. Explore a new trend. And that s how I got to go glamping.
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
This was to be the summer of innovation at the lake.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The era of the personality cult finally appears to be ended at CBC s The National.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
In the beginning there was none. No television. No electronics.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Our grand sugar maple, the signature tree of our lake property, became too sick to save and had to be taken down.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
One bug season ends, another begins. The one just begun is one to be concerned about. The late autumn-winter flu bug season already is showing evidence that it will be more severe than usual.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
This being Halloween week I have Stephen King on my night table. Nothing is spookier than ghostly autumn moonlight spilling through the bedroom window onto the horror master s words.
Friday, November 10, 2017
I m a baby boomer, the product of a war time romance between a Polish fighter pilot and an English woman who was a member of the Woman s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF).
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
I am in my deer hunting stand, watching and wondering. Wondering where they all have gone. Not the deer. I am beyond the days of anxiety over seeing a taggable deer. I am just content being here, soaking up the forest sounds and sights.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
December looms on the late November horizon, leaving us wondering how it will treat us this year. Will it be cruel or will it be kind? It has been both in recent years.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
I am sitting on the deck watching the squirrels skip through the fallen leaves, searching for something to steal. Squirrels are beastly vandals and unrepentant thieves.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
We ve got a good one, Scully calls out. She holds it up, examining it carefully before dropping it into a plastic evidence bag. It s recent, she says, maybe this morning.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Invictus, means unconquerable or undefeated in Latin. Invictus is a poem that focuses on the human spirit and its ability to overcome adversity. It is a rallying cry for those who find themselves in dark and trying situations, who have to dig deep and
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A neuromuscular connection occurs between a muscle fibre and nerve. It s like a conversation between the two parties. Our brain says: Scratch that itch on the tip of your nose.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Do you need assistance with technology related topics? On Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m. the Dorset branch of the Haliburton County Public Library is hosting Tech Time Rural Outreach. This is a great opportunity to have any questions answere
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Bahteh Wallow was a democratic society founded on the idea that all animals are created equal. It had evolved from a revolution and a civil war as a homeland for elephants, but other species were welcomed.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The bug season is well beyond the coming winter, so it s safe to write about what wonderful creatures insects are. They do wonderful things for us; pollinate our food crops and flowers, feed the birds, control pests, consume our waste and give us useful t
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