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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, 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.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Minden Hills councillors continue to discuss which value-added items will be included in the township s arena project, and, with the project looking like it will be wrapped up in a month or so, it s time for council to make that decision and put this th
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
As of Monday, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has mandated that face masks be worn within commercial establishments and indoor public spaces within its jurisdiction amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Canada Day is the biggest day of the year in Minden, and so it s strange that this year, a tradition that is so familiar to so many of us will not unfold.
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 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 17, 2020
Raccoons love me. Why wouldn t they? I give them bedtime snacks and a nice place to sleep.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
CBC series Still Standing features rural towns across Canada that have survived despite a setback, focusing on how, regardless of what has come their way, residents have been resilient, and adapted to evolve even when the odds seemed stacked against the
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, 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 15, 2020
I am writing this to you so that all the taxpayers in Minden Hills will know my questions and concerns. This evening there was a fire at Scotch Line landfill and as usual and as expected our Minden fire department was right on the job and for that and all
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
I am hopelessly out of touch with the world of 2020. My hair has led me to that realization. I haven t had it cut for five and half months and people have started to call me Doc, after Dr. Emmett Brown, the absent-minded professor in the movie Back to t
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
2020 has been a rough year for everyone, including our garden. Our vegetable garden is a small, 10-foot-by-10-foot raised box in the corner of the backyard. After being zapped with frost in mid-June then subjected to an extreme heat wave, until recent
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
There s a meme on social media that caught my attention. The title is Happiness chemicals and how to hack them. It lists dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin as the four happiness chemicals. That makes it sound like something that takes place in
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Five months into an unprecedented global pandemic, you have likely learned how to give a physically distanced hug wrapping your arms around your own body, or putting your hand over your heart, perhaps while smiling from behind a mask. We ve offered them
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.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Despite the weather, last Wednesday was a dark and distressing day in the Haliburton Highlands. There are still some unanswered questions about what happened that day, but we do know some things.
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 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 29, 2020
While Haliburton County went several weeks without any new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, in the past week, there have been three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.
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
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