Aren't those "I'm not saying A, but..." sentences great? They immediately tell you that someone is saying something -- they just might not want to be tied to the comment later on.
If you've ever watched a television series like Downton Abbey or a movie that gives you a view of both the served and the servants, you know that it takes a certain sort of personality to be able to pull off having servants. I'm not sure I'm up to it.
There are two parallel reckonings taking place in our current social and political times but they don't seem to be working towards the same goal, leaving some behind.
If you travel around Huron County, you may notice a fair number of recreational vehicles, be they camping trailers, pop-up tent trailers, truck campers or motorhomes, in people's driveways and now the Scott family has one in theirs.
Here's hoping that the current movement to root out racism in our society won't run out of steam when some followers push it too far -- as humans, given our nature, always seem to do.
When I was young, there was a show called MADtv, similar to Saturday Night Live, and it spoofed a video dating service with "Lowered Expectations", a bit featuring utterly undateable people trying to find love...
Here at The Citizen, we make a point to celebrate our history and the history of our communities. Whether it's 'Looking Back through the Years' on page four or our regular Throwback Thursday on Facebook...
Over the weekend, members of the Scott family availed themselves of one of the recreational camping sites offered throughout the province now that the COVID-19 pandemic control measures have been somewhat loosened.
One of the comforting truths that has helped us get through the COVID-19 pandemic is that we're all in this together. Well, yes, but we are and we aren't.
As humans, we're not really wired to admit when we're wrong because we have this habit of tying our beliefs not to facts, but to emotions.
Probably $52 million sounds like a lot of money to most people so when the sale of The Toronto Star to NordStar Capital was announced recently, it caused shrugs among the general public.
We may very well be seeing the dawn of a new day as extended periods of protest seem to have brought about elemental change in the way the United States polices itself.
The Scott family had a pretty big scare last week when my daughter, Mary Jane, spiked a fever of 39°C (102°F) on the evening of May 27, leading to concern that somehow we had brought the possibly-fatal COVID-19 virus into our home.
With people dying from COVID-19 and infections remaining consistent in many parts of the world, the virus is certainly no laughing matter. Having said that, something has been nagging at me: we may be witnessing the end of the handshake.
Oh boy, that was a hot weekend for May, wasn't it? It got to the point that, at the Scott household, we actually turned on the air conditioner to let Mary Jane get some sleep because having the windows open was just heating up the house...
There's always a reward for the not-inexpensive hobby of feeding birds, but perhaps the reward is never as rich as it is at this time of the year -- particularly in a time of physical distancing because of the pandemic.
Forcing myself to write another column about the positives in life might feel a bit like a parent forcing a child to begrudgingly apologize -- dragging heels, crossed arms and a hanging head -- but I figure it's only right