New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “WHO WAS ILA BLANCHARD?”

Exactly one hundred years ago, a young woman entered Form 4 at Parkdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Her name was Ila Blanchard and I...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – ‘Come from Away’

Admittedly, it does sound like I missed the point by flying to Newfoundland/Labrador on five separate occasions, yet failing to visit a quaint fishing...

Concerned about Climate Change? Learn more at “The DaVinci Discovery Talks”

Named for one of the world’s great thinkers, Leonardo DaVinci who used both art and science to explore branches of knowledge, this four-part series...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “Bad Guys”

Criminals have been much in the headlines this month. A week ago, the body of convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, was found hanged in...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “OUR MOST VULNERABLE”

The true measure of any society can be found In how it treats its most vulnerable members-----Gandhi More than 75,000 frail, elderly Ontarians are cared for...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – The Child Whisperer

The little boy’s plaintive wailing grew louder and louder. Until then, It had been a perfect July weekend at the family’s old cottage: the...

New Perspectives : A Senior Moment – “THE LAST HAYRAH”

Could an old man really replay a long ago wrestling match with a bale of hay? It had been 35 years since I last...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “FARMER FOR A DAY”

Actually, it was for only two hours, but it felt like a whole day’s worth of work. Perhaps I should explain. Two days ago, a...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “A Father’s Soul”

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New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “REMEMBERING D-DAY”

It was 1947 and Mrs. G. was proving to be a sullen, uncommunicative Toronto neighbour. As a young child moving with my family into...

New Perspectives: A Sr. Moment – “Mothers – here and there”

Mothers have been much in the news this past week, a fitting build-up to today, when we pause to honour those other less-famous moms,...

A Senior Moment: “Surfin’ the Obits”

Have you heard the tale about a cranky old man who began each day by scanning the obituaries in his morning newspaper before he...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “Stringing Words Together”

Earlier this week, I was given the honour of critiquing a fellow writer’s work. In itself, this was not a new experience; over the...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “Church Without a Church?”

Is a church building required in order to “go to church?” Throughout most of its 2000 year history, Christianity has been summoning generations of...