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: ‘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...

A Senior Moment: ‘Who Am I?’

Earlier this month I found myself back in high school. It was just after Mental Health Week in Ontario and I had been invited...

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....

Singing Prayer Bowls – a new perspective into a different culture

The sounds ring true like bells but the origins of the singing bowl remain undetermined today. According to ancient culture, they are one of 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 – “DOWN TIME”

As that old proverb informs us: the month of March “--comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” While this cliché...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “BEETHOVEN’S SILENT SYMPHONY”

After one full year of living within the constraints of Covid-19 protocols, I can almost see that proverbial “light at the end of the...

New Perspectives: Do Not Despair – by Rev. Heather McCarrel

It was a damp, cool and foggy morning; perfect for a walk through the park.  As we quietly strolled past the tall bare trees...

The Call of 215 Children – by Rev. Heather McCarrel

The discovery this past week of the remains of 215 children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, has...

New Perspectives: Take 5 With Dar – sometimes all it takes is a...

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