Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It was a lifetime ago but I still remember my father bending his tall and lanky frame, reaching down to clasp my hand and walking me across the invisible line dividing Canada and the United States.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The first rain showers of April, scattered, brief and chilly as they were in the past week, have brought out something more than just the promise of May flowers.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Spring came in February. Winter followed in March. What April will bring is anyone s guess. This winter s wild weather swings confirm for many that our climate is changing drastically. Probably, but it is not quite that simple.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
In all the recent dark and depressing news about governments, and the people who run them, comes a pinprick of light. Small and distant like a far away star in the night sky, but enough to give hope that common sense has not been completely extinguished.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
There are few refuges during a brutal winter; so few places to hide and stay calm and warm. It s not the weather that has made this winter brutal. It has had its violent ups and downs but it is winter weather we have been getting used to over the past fe
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Few people notice or really care, but there is a daily newspaper crisis in Canada. It is a crisis that has huge ramifications, now and certainly over time, for our country and our culture.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Onto the computer screen jumps Vlad Putin, bare chested, taking in the sun in a remote part of Siberia during his vacation last summer. It was one in a portfolio of photos dumped onto the Internet by Russian state photographers.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Generally speaking, very few people get enough sleep on regular basis. We have all experienced the pressures of trying to do just one more thing before we turn in for the night. Sometimes, we get caught surfing the Internet or watching one more episode o
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sometimes I worry about the strangest things. Like yesterday I worried whether the plastic drink cup I saw tossed from a car window will end up in the ocean.
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
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, 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.
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 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.