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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
So many people are trying the keto diet. I have not been part of the cheering section for this diet or any diet that restricts the consumption of any real types of food (fruits, vegetables, legumes, etc.) The keto diet was originally a medical protocol us
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
When I walk the woods these days I realize that I am seeing only a fraction what is here. The trees, the low-growing bushes and the animals all are obvious. I see the white birches, the maples, magnificent oaks and pines, as well as the ferns and bluebe
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
It s been hot this summer. I can t remember the last time I saw so many heat warnings on my weather app. In February we dream of this kind of weather but now that it s here we are experiencing a full dose of how uncomfortable it can be. In addition to the
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
If I stand on tiptoes this week I can see August. That makes me happy because I ve never been a fan of July. Too much heat. Too many people.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The centre of gravity is the point at which the body s mass is equally balanced. That s nice but what does that mean to you? Well, it has everything to do with stability. If falling isn t something you re interested in, paying attention to where your cent
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Why is a raven like a writing desk? That s the question the Mad Hatter asks Alice in Lewis Carroll s fantasy Alice in Wonderland. Alice ponders the question but does not have the answer. Have you guessed the riddle yet? the Hatter prods. No, I give
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The pleasures of summer are numerous, but one of the best is passing a pond or lake edge where water lilies have made their home.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Look deep inside the pandemic and you ll see other sicknesses. Not simply sicknesses, but full-blown epidemics. An epidemic of selfishness, plus an epidemic of misinformation.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
When I was growing up, any conflicts from inside or outside the home usually got resolved in Grandma s Room.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Thanks to COVID-19 many of us have improved our video chatting skills. I often have coffee dates with friends. I know of many people who have game nights, cocktail calls and even cooking wine tasting events. Thank goodness for technology during this isola
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
For the last 25 days I have been getting into and holding a squat position for one minute. I can understand if some of you are asking why I would want to do something like that. I do like challenges. I look at them as experiments. At first, it was an unco
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The dragonfly is seen in many parts of the world as a symbol of adaptability and transformation. I see the dragonfly differently as I sit on my waterfront deck and watch squadrons of them zip, zoom and soar, capturing dozens of mosquitos, midges and othe
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Raccoons love me. Why wouldn t they? I give them bedtime snacks and a nice place to sleep.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
here is more and more discussion happening around intermittent fasting. It s something I am curious about but up until now I didn t know much about it. I do know the basics.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
To the Editor, Five weeks ago I reached out to Mr. Jamie Schmale, our Member of Parliament, to express my concerns about the federal government and their apparent disregard for the political process. If you want to contact our MP you must fill out a pa
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
There are days when I want to be like Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and cut off my ear. It s the wind. It is getting stronger by the year and never seems to stop. Howling in my ears, like the famous mistral wind that helped drive van Gogh crazy while he
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
It was a forlorn day in spite of the golden sunshine in a sapphire blue sky. At 32 degrees Celsius early last week it was too hot to do anything but sit, but certainly not outside.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The biggest challenge for many people is remembering to exercise. Actually, the biggest challenge is wanting to exercise. Perhaps we ll take this one challenge at a time so we ll focus on the remembering part.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Last week s column about what might happen to the former Leslie Frost Natural Resources Centre on Highway 35 just south of Dorset sparked some discussion, and some ideas.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
There are a couple of simple rules to good nutrition. One is if your grandmother (or great grandmother) didn t use it in her cooking you shouldn t be eating it. The other rule is only ever eat ingredients that you can pronounce. Taking that a step further
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Each time I pass the Leslie Frost Centre on Highway 35 just south of Dorset I hear ghosts of the past.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
It was Jimmy Connors who gets credit for the use it or lose it quote. When it comes to stamina, both mental and physical, that statement is true. COVID-19 lockdown has changed so much for us. For people who are not on the frontlines there has generally
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
It s at this time of year that we celebrate the prominent battles, victories and end of the Second World War in 1945. Last Thursday was the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Victory in Europe Day, ending the war against Nazi Germany. While we celebrate apart t
Thursday, May 7, 2020
We are still in a state of lockdown thanks to COVID-19 but it s warm and sunny outside. My guess is that most of us are going to take spring cleaning to a whole new level. What else is there for us to do? There are windows to clean, cars to wash, garages
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Leaf budding is taking its time because of this spring s chill. But slowly and surely new leaves are appearing, and soon those long views through a naked forest will be gone.
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