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....

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...

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...

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...

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 – ‘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...

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...

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...