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Success is being able to hire someone to mow the lawn while you play golf for exercise. The Brick … Jim, a young, successful…
Language roots Abracadabra is mainly a sleight-of-hand, amateur magicians word today, though it didn’t begin that way.
O Canada … think for yourself! Canadians are ready, willing and able to eat, drink and be merry, and celebrate the land that is the envy of…
Laughter is like perfume. You can’t pour it on somebody else without getting some of it on yourself.
Pork & Beans, and The Onion Club — another Backward Glance… In a letter dated August 16, 1938, a Mr. F.
“It’s not our way, so it’s the wrong way …” In the 19th century people living in industrial societies stuck up their…
A teacher’s gift kept on giving (An internet story, an urban legend, author unknown.) One day somewhere a teacher asked her students to…
Dancing with Words … Just when you you’ve found a neat way to say it, you pick up a book, or an e-mail comes and you find another has…
“A Mari usque ad Mare” Though most of us don’t know Latin, most Canadians know our national motto “from sea to sea.
New Life In shady woods and under banks The modest primrose gleams, As nature stirs and comes to life From out its winter dreams.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2 U 2: O’ Ireland isn’t it grand you look – Like a bride in her rich adornin’ And with all…
The good old days … Well today’s font of all wisdom, the Net Guru, tells me in 1906 Canadians paid four cents a pound for sugar.
The face of the water is beautiful but it is not good to sleep on. (Ashanti proverb) Street talk and street lessons … My Farmers Almanac…
Rambling by Doug Bell Is it really time, gentlemen please, for Westerners to “wet-their-whistle?” Many years ago in England, pub goers…
Call me an ogre… It’s not the best way to begin a new year. I’m an ogre! An Ontario woman did it.
‘So You Wanna Be a Trucker?” is the headline in a short piece in April’s Fifty Plus magazine.