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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Last week I wrote about nature healing in a bit of a sarcastic way. This week I'm back with a second installment. I might even have a third next week. We'll see.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Manitoba's new Indigenous Reconciliation Minister Alan Lagimodiere may have set a new land speed record when it came to demonstrating how not to do his new job, lasting only minutes before he just had to sample the fine leather he was...

Thursday, July 22, 2021

At the moment, human beings are facing two crises  that can mean the difference between life and death, yet some people persist in thinking they are a matter of political choice.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Hopes and dreams, The winds of change, Another muddled approach

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Just a few weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic, people were home and bored with plenty of time on their hands. That's when the "nature is healing" meme was born.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Over the weekend, I flirted with gastrointestinal disaster by buying pizza for my wife late in the day on Saturday. I've got a bit of an issue with heartburn and eating anything as acidic as pizza after 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

As we (hopefully) come out of the great COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, it's going to be fascinating for  sociologists and economists -- and ordinary curious observers -- to see how many things in society return to pre-pandemic...

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A new chapter, Out of the frying pan..., A case for cautious optimism

Thursday, July 8, 2021

There is something very special about witnessing a couple's first dance at their wedding. It's a special day, filled with love and promise, so seeing that happen to the tune of a specific song, holds a bit more weight than simply just hearing a song...

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The power of the press is an important one not only because of the responsibility that accompanies it, but because of the impact that journalists (and columnists, or journalists/columnists) can have by choosing...

Thursday, July 8, 2021

When I look at the pandemic deniers, the anti-vaxxers, the flat-earthers or the people who still believe that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, I don't know whether to despair, or admire these people for their misplaced self-confidence

Thursday, July 8, 2021

A new beginning?, People helping people, A line in the sand

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

One of the more magical moments of fatherhood, for me, happened before Tallulah was even born. (Frankly, it happened before we knew whether the baby was a girl or boy and before Tallulah was even Tallulah.)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

It would be nice if I could state "let it never be said I hold a grudge," but I live in reality where I do hold grudges. Some might say I'm adept or even a master at holding grudges. However, let it never be said I don't give credit where credit is due...

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Here's a Canada Day version of the old question about whether the glass is half empty or half full: should Canadians dress in red and white and wave the flag to celebrate a country that is the envy of many millions...

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Setting a poor example, Appropriate representation, This year is different

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Starving the trolls, Shine a light, Out and about

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Now, I would never be so arrogant as to bestow the title of "Father of the Year" on myself, but it does make for a good title to this column. A more appropriate title, perhaps, would have been "Father of a Year".

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The era I grew up in was one of collectibles and stories about how, someday, some trinket, card or toy could be worth a fortune if it were well-maintained. It led to me hoarding some things that, in the end, didn't prove to be of much value...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The generosity that builds communities and the worry about self-interest that drives them apart was nicely summed up in the June 10 issue of The Citizen.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

This is a disappointing column to write, but I think the time has come for North Huron residents to be concerned with some of the decisions being made by council and the behaviour of some councillors.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Early last week the powers that be at the CN Tower decided to support the Montreal Canadiens as the only Canadian team still in the running for the Stanley Cup thanks, in part, to COVID-19.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Reading about the debate of the inappropriateness of the Blyth street currently called Gypsy Lane, I can't help thinking at how appalled the woman who led the campaign to adopt that name back in the 1970s...

Thursday, June 17, 2021

A global effort is needed, It was a good day, Always playing catch-up

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