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: ‘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....

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 – “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 – “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 – “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...

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...

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...

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...

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: “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...