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...

A SENIOR MOMENT – “FAREWELL TO WELFARE?”

On July 31, the Ontario Government announced it would be scrapping the Guaranteed Basic Income program (G.B.I) which had been implemented on a trial...

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 – “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 – “Jiminy Cricket!”

A clear conscience is a soft pillow--- old German proverb A friend recently asked me as a minister to help her better understand the term...

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...

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,...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – ‘Me Ski?’

A Senior Moment Me SKI? December’s sun makes its welcome rare appearance. Several hours of new snow have quietly floated to earth like millions of white...

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...

A Senior Moment – “SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE”

Most regular churchgoers have a favorite Bible story or verse. Obvious choices include the poignant drama surrounding the birth of Jesus in that Bethlehem...

A Senior Moment – “LOOK AT ME!”

“Grandpa, Look at me put my head under water.” “Grandma, watch what I can do on my rope swing” “Grandpa, come and see me hit the...

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...

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...

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....