New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “That Sink–ing Feeling”

Christmas gatherings evoke mixed emotions for introverts like me. Along with the rest of Bruce County’s population, I do enjoy celebrating festive occasions with...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – ‘The Empty Cradle’

Even the most skeptical atheist can be moved by the Bible’s manger scene as it is being played out in most church pageants this...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – ‘Me Ski?’

A Senior Moment Me SKI? December’s sun makes its welcome rare appearance. Several hours of new snow have quietly floated to earth like millions of white...

A SENIOR MOMENT – “Jiminy Cricket!”

A clear conscience is a soft pillow--- old German proverb A friend recently asked me as a minister to help her better understand the term...

A Senior Moment – “Stretcher Bearers Up!”

To the Editor of the Star Sir: Remembrance Day is near again, bringing some sad and some bitter memories. It is indeed a remembrance day, one day...

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...