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A green canoe tied to a wooden dock with a pair of empty Adirondack chairs - Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Canada

As Summer Ends in Cottage Country

As Summer Ends in Cottage Country

We are on the deck. It is a hot and humid last weekend of Summer, but the heat is less intense than usual.  The air is still but the bugs are gone.  The hummingbird feeder sits lonely above the deck as chickadees and finches binge on sunflower seeds.  An occasional yellow leaf falls, startling us

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Living a Grateful Life

We’ve all heard that a glass of ‘this’ or tablespoon of ‘that’ will slow aging, adding years to our lives. Often this ‘advice’ is a little farfetched, and it is left to our own common sense to sift through. We all ponder how to squeeze every last minute out of this beautiful thing called life;

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Those Were The Days “ New Beginning”

2018, a new year to reflect on old memories and the beginning to amass new ones. My wife and I are celebrating our sixty fouth anniversary in a few weeks, some times it seems like a long ago step into another phase of our lives but remarkably, some memories appear to be just mere fleetings

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A Time for Renewal NOT Retirement

For many of us the word retirement feels like a bad word signaling the end of your life. This is far too much drama for what should be the very best years to come.  This subject needs a change of outlook. I’ve decided to look upon my future retirement as a time to renew, a

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Those Were The Days Never Too Late

I was sitting on my favourite chair in our sun room listening to the pitter patter of rain splashing against the window. The rhythmic sound had a soothing affect and when I closed my eyes my mind drifted back to all the people who influenced the paths I have taken throughout my life.  Mrs. Haberlin,

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What Does Loving Yourself Really Mean?

You may have noticed lately that there’s been much discussion of “self-love”. For some of us, this expression might bring to mind the story of Narcissus (from Greek mythology) who apparently was very good looking and spent many hours gazing at his own reflection. He even fell in love with it, not realizing it was

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Slowing Down As The Seasons Change

There is no more beautiful place that I know of in autumn than the Kawarthas and its surrounding area. The beauty of change is all around in the colourful display of nature as the seasons transition from summer and fall to winter.  Rich reds, oranges, and golds accompany the bounty and plenty that we celebrated

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Seinfeld in Peterborough: A Show about Life and Death

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the world’s most rich and successful comedians of all time. For 9 years his TV show “about nothing” dominated television with its self centred characters and focus on trivial matters blown out of proportion. The TV show changed society and North American culture. Reruns still get high ratings and people

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