A Senior Moment – ‘Two Roads Diverged’

A SENIOR MOMENT - “TWO ROADS DIVERGED” Last Friday, I found myself hiking for the first time along a groomed path through an extensive and winding...

A Senior Moment – “Bridges or Barriers?”

Since the surprising 2016 election of Donald trump, I have been searching in vain for someone with whom I might share a calm, rational...

A Senior Moment – “Assumptive Living”

She was tall, well-groomed and expensively dressed. I first took notice of her knee-length, brown leather coat, matching high boots and short hair, fashionably...

A Senior Moment – ‘Travellin’ by Thumb’ – part two

Philadelphia proudly describes itself as the “City of brotherly love.” While this familiar slogan unintentionally leaves out half of its population, it is also...

A Senior Moment – “TRAVELLIN’ BY THUMB”

An interesting article in last month’s MacLean’s Magazine reawakened some long-forgotten memories of my reckless youth. Peter Shawn Taylor (“Thumbs Down”, August, 2018), evoked...

A Senior Moment – “SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE”

Most regular churchgoers have a favorite Bible story or verse. Obvious choices include the poignant drama surrounding the birth of Jesus in that Bethlehem...

A Senior Moment – “A Hand Out or a Hand Up?”

John was 14 years old, had lived all his young life in subsidized “Ontario Housing,” with the family’s basic needs provided since his birth...

A SENIOR MOMENT – “FAREWELL TO WELFARE?”

On July 31, the Ontario Government announced it would be scrapping the Guaranteed Basic Income program (G.B.I) which had been implemented on a trial...

Paisley ideal for senior living

Tammie McFarlane and Rob Scapin have returned from living in Australia and have relocated to Paisley. Why Paisley? The couple returned to Canada primarily to be...

A Senior Moment – “LOOK AT ME!”

“Grandpa, Look at me put my head under water.” “Grandma, watch what I can do on my rope swing” “Grandpa, come and see me hit the...

A Senior Moment: ‘Us and Them’

“---we have a national identity, we are proud of it, you come into this country you have to integrate, you have to learn our...

A Senior Moment: ‘The Other’

Along with several grade two classmates, I would eagerly escape our public elementary school promptly at 3:30. Once off the property on one particular afternoon,...

A Senior Moment: ‘A Perfect Gift’

It’s not that I never appreciated having breakfast in bed on Father’s Day. Other years, I happily accepted those carefully chosen ties or socks....

A Senior Moment: ‘The Other Kennedy’

June 5th will mark the 50th anniversary of the violent death of Bobby Kennedy, a presidential candidate felled by Sirhan Sirhan’s bullet at the...