31 Jul

Big sister, little sister

For the better part of seven decades, I had a big sister and she meant the world to me.Unfortunately, I lost her a couple of years ago, but not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. We...

14 Jul
Featured | Wellness & Healthy Aging

Be a Good Neighbour

There’s nothing like working in the front yard garden to call the neighbours over. On their way to get the mail or while out walking the dog, they’ll come by to see what you’re doing. Gardening is an easy conversation...

5 Jul

Does Crime Pay?

John Coward was late for supper. This in itself did not worry his wife Gertrude, for Coward was a hard worker who took good care of her and their five children, Evelyn, George Jr. (known as Link), W.W., Harold, and...

31 May


I played my first golf game for 2023 yesterday. While the shots were reminiscent of the previous season, there were two birdies worth reflecting upon.From the tee box on Number 9, a vast fairway lay before me ready to accept...

15 May

Calgary’s Downton Abbey connection

Fans of Downton Abbey no doubt remember Season 4 of the popular show when Rose McLaren was “Presented at Court.” Among the plot lines was the theft of a love letter between the Prince of Wales and his mistress, Freda...

12 May
Featured | Wellness & Healthy Aging

Build your prairie garden

Spring on the prairies is beautiful. Interspersed along clumps of tall and short grasses that undulate in the breeze are bright yellow, pink, and blue blossoms. Then, as the seasons change, the grasses change colour and the flower colour palette moves...

3 May
Featured | Opinion

Time after time after time

I was standing in front of my microwave, watching my cup going round and round and wishing it would take less time to heat my coffee.As I stood there, I began to help the machine count the seconds down to...

29 Apr
Featured | Money

When is the best time to move?

The real estate market typically heats up during the spring months. In the past, this means more buyers are looking to purchase properties. But wait a minute! Everyone’s situation is unique. Not all homeowners or home buyers pick the spring...

11 Apr

Wedding rings

Recently I had reason to contemplate the meaning of wedding rings. For many centuries the ring has become a symbol of a lifelong commitment made between married couples. The ring, or circle, is the most perfect shape there is. When...