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A nice treat for me this past weekend was a pedicure. I went with two of my nieces on Saturday. My niece Jen was the polish tester using her fingernails to narrow down our selection of colours. This time I decided on a grey/blue colour instead of my usual red. It was called “Asphalt”. The name certainly didn’t lend itself to something bold and...
Robarts Depot in early 2001, I was new to Meals on Wheels and wanting to introduce myself to the volunteers at each of our depot sites. At that time, there were six. Robarts was off Highbury Avenue. This is where I met Jim. I was all set up outside with drinks and Tim Bits. Jim pulled into the parking lot and out came several grand children...
Growing up, our neighbours across the street had a semi-circle driveway. We loved it and they didn’t mind all the kids who used it daily. It was our own “race car circuit”. I remember watching my brother David, peddle feverishly up the one side, so he could coast down the other. He took his feet off the peddles and the bright red tricycle gained...
When I first walked the “hallowed halls” of Meals on Wheels London, it was January 2001. Things were in full swing.  After all, Meals on Wheels was not new to the London scene – it was established in 1969. As we used to say in our public presentations, “We started in 1969, when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and a loaf of bread cost twenty-...
Waiting by the shoreline sounds quite lovely. Especially if the day is balmy with a slight breeze and a clear blue sky. It certainly beats all other forms of waiting which happens to us on a regular basis. Quite often it is the type of waiting that makes you fidget, become impatient and at the flip of a switch turns you into a different person....
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...

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