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I must admit, I have not always followed instructions very well. They are such a “dry” read and I lose interest and several screws almost immediately. As an avid reader, it would be better if the guidelines started with, “It was a dark and stormy night when part “A” was joined to part “B” using the Allen key included in this packaging.  The rain...
Guest Writer: Glen Pearson  originally printed in The London Free Press March 24 As London sees its population age, a new reality is emerging that challenges our sense of collective well-being: seniors' hunger and isolation. As London, like most communities in Canada, sees it population age, a new reality is emerging that challenges our sense of...
It was cold today so on went the winter coat, scarf, mitts and boots. I cleaned the snow of my car with a big broom and then easily swept the driveway clear of the two centimeters of snow. My neighbourhood Cardinal “Ted” sang away quite cheerfully, as though he knew it wouldn’t be long before warmth returned to the hood. Yesterday, the big flakes...
I am always curious to find out what will be said in acceptance speeches and I certainly wasn’t disappointed while watching the 2018 Oscar Ceremonies. In the short-time they are given, people tried so hard to include and thank as many folks as they could.   When Frances McDormand won, her thoughtful and carefully chosen words, brought a lump to my...
For this post, I am looking back three decades. So, let’s start with a retrospective of the year 1985. ·         Brian Mulroney was the Prime Minister ·         David Peterson was the Premier of Ontario ·         Rick Hansen was on his “Man in Motion Tour” ·         The RMS Titanic was found off the coast of Newfoundland ·         The Edmonton...
We are all lucky to share our journey with people who add to our lives. They impart knowledge, provide a new way of looking at things, lead by example, and share what has made their own life so full.  I have found this to be true of many volunteers I have come to know over the years. After seventeen years, I am fully aware what a gift this is to...
A special Lunch Bunch Outing will be taking place on February 14th. As soon as notices were sent to clients, the response was terrific. The date filled up quickly with clients eager to attend. As it turned out, twenty-three clients registered to participate. The Four Seasons will be their destination for lunch.  This restaurant offers the things...
I was not aware that groundhogs were the largest species in the squirrel family and never actually associated these two. Both can certainly be pesky. Any one whose backyard is home to a complex, underground burrowing system, knows that groundhogs can be even more pesky than their smaller squirrel relative. Perhaps your neighbourhood groundhog has...
Two weeks ago, Julie had already delivered her regular meal routes on Wednesday and Thursday.  She then agreed to deliver a spare route on Friday. That morning she headed off to our South Depot to pick up the first route of the day. I wondered, did she have any feelings of foreboding, or a nagging suspicion of what awaited her, our intrepid meal...
First month of the calendar year – big expectations. You have started the new year off on the right foot, if you are wearing the right pair of winter boots. A practical pair, the type you don’t worry about being stained by that unattractive salt residue. As the deep freeze settled upon us, my heart iced up too. Ah, heck – my whole body was chilled...

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