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2 months ago

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

Royce Shook · The practise of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and bu ...

2 months ago

Heads Up, America.

Robert Cormack · Some crazy historical facts about pandemics you should read before visiting your babies this Thanksgiving. · “This is one time when I need to be hermetically sealed.” Howie Mandel · Historically, we’ve done some pretty crazy things during plagues and pandemics. Back in the Middle ...

3 months ago


Jim Murray · Judging from the number of cars that showed up in my neighbourhood yesterday, it’s obvious that a lot of people have their Thanksgiving get togethers on Sunday. This gives everyone a day (today) to recuperate from too much turkey or ham and too much pumpkin pie etc.  · I was thin ...

1 year ago

Thanksgiving 2020. The Lows & The Highs Are Both Off The Chart.

Jim Murray · This year, maybe more than any year in my life, I have a ton of stuff to be thankful for. · 1. My life. About 4 months ago I had some pretty serious spinal surgery, and it was a lot more life threatening than I cared to imagine. But I got through it all in one piece, thanks to an ...

1 year ago

In a time of a pandemic, how do we celebrate Remembrance Day?

Royce Shook · As we move into October, we are busy planning for Thanksgiving and Halloween, but what about Remembrance Day? The Legion has been thinking about this and they put out the following information to help you plan for the day. · The global pandemic has directly affected the execution ...

2 years ago

My Thanksgiving Wish For America

Jim Murray · So I just want to wish all my American friends a happy Thanksgiving, and hope that you all have much to be thankful for. · I also hope that when you are sitting around talking about what's going on in your country, you don't get all hard-assed and tense about opinions that don't ...

3 years ago

An invitation to a Thanksgiving dinner (for my American friends)

Royce Shook · A friend sent me this letter that is making the rounds, I thought I would share,  · Dear Family, · I'm not dead yet. Thanksgiving is still important to me. If being in my Last Will and Testament is important to you, then you might consider being with me for my favourite holiday. ...

3 years ago

Thanksgiving In The City

Jim Murray · From the perspective of where we live now, anything on the other side of the Burlington Skyway is called The City. I don’t go into The City too much, mainly because, other than for family stuff, I don’t r really have to. But on Monday, that’s exactly where we did go. · My son ...

4 years ago

Elder-one-stop a great resource for keeping active

Royce Shook · I have been talking about how being active is good for all of us, especially seniors. I came across a site that will help. The site is called ElderOnestop and it is a fascinating site full of ideas and stories which are very easy to navigate. One of the site's features which I lo ...

5 years ago

A Thanksgiving Wish For America

Jim Murray · The world has become a much scarier place since the advent of the 21st century. Many more people live in a state of fear than they ever have. · Sometimes, it feels like this is the beginning of the end of civilization. · But if you take a look back through history you will see th ...

5 years ago

Can a Canuck give thanks on American Thanksgiving?

don kerr · Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Tomorrow my many American relatives, · friends, ·  and colleagues celebrate Thanksgiving. While unclear on the etiquette of a native of Canuckistan partici ...

5 years ago

Duelling Thanksgivings: Canada Vs The USA

Jim Murray · In Canada, where I live, this is our Thanksgiving Day. · But our Thanksgiving doesn’t have the iconic quality of Thanksgiving in the US. · Nobody has ever made a dysfunctional family movie centerd around Thanksgiving in Canada, whereas in the US, these movies, and there are many ...

5 years ago

Giving thanks in the home stretch

don kerr · This being Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, I am thankful for the 65 backers who support my Kickstarter campaign. · As of this moment (October 9, 2016) because of these wonderful people we have attained funding of $4,391.00 representing approximately 66% of our $6,500.00 target. T ...

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