As part of a valiant effort to teach our daughter manners, which, frankly, is going quite well, I haven't been able to help realizing how thoroughly sarcasm has infiltrated our society, at least for people of my generation and beyond.
Okay, I'm going to show my age, here, as I discuss whether our communities "can afford" to keep all their community arenas open, following the recommendations of North Huron's Chief Administrative Officer that recreational facilities be cut back...
... in my merry Oldsmobile. This ditty of 1905 vintage tells of the novelty of the automobile that was sweeping North America in that era.
Some time ago, I commissioned a new map of downtown Brussels. My thought was that it went over so well in Blyth, we should give it a try in our town.
Over the course of my life, especially in my younger days, I attended a lot of baseball games. My dad used to share season's tickets with some of his work friends, so we would, consistently, go to about 10 or 12 Toronto Blue Jays games a year
As the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine was marked last week, I couldn't help but think what a similar position Canada has been in at times. situated as a small country beside a giant.
I have a big milestone birthday coming up. It will put me into one of Statistics Canada's upper percentiles. Now, I'm not a big one for parties. And I would certainly never draw attention to myself.
Recently, I took a sick day from work. A pretty rare occurrence for me, as I've only taken a handful over my years here. But, Tallulah brought home a nasty stomach bug from daycare over a weekend and I was unlucky enough to pick it up...
Watching what's happening in Florida and other southern U.S. states these days makes it possible to wonder if anything ever changes, all the while living with the reality that the Americans, only relatively recently, elected their first Black president.
Some people have the ability to pack a multitude of experiences and achievements into their lifetimes and one such person was William James Milne (W. J.).
In the weeks following Tallulah's arrival into the world - as I've written about before - I had a lot of time on my hands. Jess, of course, was busy feeding her, putting her down for naps and more and there was only so much help I could offer.
Canada's Premiers sat in suspense recently as they waited for the federal government to come up with an improved offer of assistance to help pay the bills for our healthcare system. They didn't get as much as they wanted, but they put on a good face.
Dear Readers: This column will introduce a regular bulletin of TKF entitled "News of the World". As you might expect, I am something of a news hound.
I have been reading about the recent budget deliberations in North Huron. I must confess I feel a great deal of sympathy for council. They are caught between a rock and a hard place.
Watching the third episode of The Last of Us on HBO, a show based on a wildly popular video game released 10 years ago, I, like a few others, found myself pulled out of the action.
So what can an old guy like me write that makes sense for younger readers on Valentine's Day? How can I, having been married more than a half-century, know about young romance?
I've been enjoying Karen Webster's columns in the paper for weeks now. In fact, my readers have suggested if I could write as well as Karen, I might eventually catch on some day.
Few people who travel the many roads that crisscross Huron County in 2023 can visualize what the landscape would have looked like nearly two centuries ago. Where today there are carefully cultivated fields, sturdy buildings and several municipalities...
As someone who communicates through the written word for a living, being clear and getting your point across is crucial to my day-to-day life. That's why I have always gotten a kick out of the use of subtitles in an English-speaking program...