Tuesday, February 16, 2016
It has not only been an unusually mild winter (except for last weekend), but an unusually mild influenza season. Everyone hopes it will stay that way.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cat does not like Valentine s Day. It s too mushy, and he s not interested in giving anyone a Valentine especially not his new neighbour, Dog. Dog has been howling, and throwing his bones over the fence. When Dog throws his ball over the fence, Cat has h
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Everything I read about tattoos was interesting, although not necessarily helpful. Then I landed on some totally unexpected, bombshell information: Some tattoo studios in the United States are offering free Donald Trump tattoos.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A malaise that vague sense that something is not right has us in its grip.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
It was one of the those wood frame windows they built into 2 -storey family homes 100 years ago. Perhaps four feet tall, and 2 feet wide with a push up lower sash that allowed cool air to flow in during summer.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Maybe it s the fine winter weather. Little snow to shovel. Some ice, but I ve spread salt and sand on the driveway only once. Never any thought of having to shovel the roof. With few winter chores, I ve had more time to think.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
It was just before 1 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1943 when the torpedo struck, beginning one of the most inspirational stories of the Second World War.
Friday, December 11, 2015
The politicians are back on Parliament Hill apparently having learned little from October s general election.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
That was nice. The last two months of the year filled with optimism, generated mostly by a new federal government. Lots of cooing and gushing about positive change.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I saw him from the corner of my eye. He was standing statue still, no more than 15 feet away, staring into a pile of snow-covered rocks.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
St. Nora Lake has frozen over, finally. The ice was five inches thick at the start of this week. Great news for the snowmobile crowd and winter anglers.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
We ve seen the final episode of Downton Abbey, but the finales of two real-life Canadian dramas will be aired within the next few weeks.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A guided tour through the art, science and history of our favourite 7,000-year-old beverage with beer columnist Brent Milcz.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Lines on the road By Jim Poling
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Billy Skead was buried during the winter but the question continues to prick the conscience of his troubled aboriginal community: Why did he die?
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
It is remarkable how small events often mark major change.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
So, here I am in California getting to know Rusty.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Canadian customs officer feeds my passport into the scanner, then looks up and asks: What are you bringing back with you?
Thursday, April 14, 2016
It has come to this: If you sat in front of your television set for 10 straight hours (God forbid!) you would be bombarded with roughly three hours of commercials.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
This week our topic is the yin to malt s yang, and the focal point for the craft-beer-loving masses of late hops.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Hola! I am just back from a week on the Costa Tropical in Andalucía Spain. My sister and her husband wisely decided to spend the winter in Spain so that meant free accommodation for me!
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Evidence continues to stack up proving that trees are among our best friends who help us to enjoy healthier and happier lives.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
People continue to shake their heads and ask how Donald Trump, the vulgarian who inherited all his money, got to be a U.S. presidential contender. The answer will not be found by studying the man. The answer lies within the millions of Americans who suppo
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
I think it is time that Justin the Good sat down for a serious heart to heart with his No. 1 policeman, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
You might recall from school days the story of the young Greek guy who sat beside a pool, saw his image reflected in the water and fell in love with himself. He couldn t drag himself away and sat moonstruck, staring at his reflection until he died.
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