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...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment -‘Going, Going, Gone’

In the midst of local controversy in my town over the pending demolition of a former Anglican Church rectory, I was saddened to hear...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “Goin’ to the Dogs”

Now that sufficient homage has been paid to Valentine’s Day, it is time to celebrate another steadfast bond, that deep relationship between man and...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “The Day the Music Died”

My grade 13 French composition class had just finished and I was at my locker putting on a heavy woolen jacket. It was time...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “Educated: A Memoir”

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun arrived in Canada on January 13, the same day I finished reading the best seller, Educated. There is a remarkable symmetry...

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...