How sharp are your powers of observation?
Research tells us that you can keep your mental skills sharp by using them. Here’s a little exercise you can try.
When out strolling the town, look closely at the properties and then guess how old or what generation the folks are that live there.
I rescued it from the trash can . . . for the third time.
My old grey sweater has been my favourite chilly day companion for many a decade. It is not only comfortable, it is “natty”—just the kind of casual attire fit for the retired small-town gentleman.
I thought there was a U.N. prohibition on the laying of land mines. But no, as the snow and ice recedes from the roads and sidewalks every spring, there they are.
In these fresh spring days, with the sun finally shining and things starting to melt, I like to stroll the roads with my head up and shoulders back taking in all the glory of the new season.
With entertaining season upon us, I want to share with you one of our favourite recipes perfect for a buffet or cocktail party—or serve it with rice for a main course as this recipe makes an abundant amount of sauce.
By the way, ground chuck is available at your local butcher and is much meatier in flavour than typical ground beef.
All the best of the holiday season to you. . . .
By Pastor Sean Ward
The Apostolic Way
While sitting in the coffee room some months ago, looking over the stacks of newspapers which had accumulated throughout the week, a cloud of misery seemed to drift over me as I took in report after report of evil intent, broken hearts, and resulting injustices.
Oh, December—the month when days are short, roads are snowy, and your mood is expected to be light and cheery.
There’s shopping, visiting, and entertaining. It is a time that often can feel overwhelming and a bit insane.
But try not to let the insanity affect your driving.
By Robin McCormick
Bill and Nel Godin from Lake Despair Lodge are all set to go with the annual “Castin’ for Cash” Bass Tournament.
A total of 55 teams have signed up all hoping to have the biggest total after two days of bass fishing. Weigh-ins begin Friday at 4 p.m. and are Saturday at 4 p.m. also.
Last week, the province’s Auditor General, Jim McCarter, released his annual report on government spending.
While the report highlights many areas that need improvement, his review of the government’s energy strategy is the most telling.
When it was first announced, I was hopeful the McGuinty government’s proposed Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit would provide meaningful financial assistance for seniors wanting to make renovations that will allow them to stay in their homes longer.
After much anticipation, MPPs returned to Queen’s Park on Nov. 21 for the fall sitting of the Legislative Assembly—and it was a very busy week.
The 40th Parliament formally began with the Speech from the Throne, in which the government’s plans for the upcoming session were outlined.