Pets then and now

Updated on February 18, 2015 - One end of my mother’s long Halifax garden was set aside for the rhubarb. The other end, back past the flowers and the herbs? Well,...

If at first you don't succeed.

Updated on February 18, 2015 - When Thomas Palmer wrote his “Teachers Manual” in 1840, including the little ditty “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.”...

The second shoe has fallen

Updated on February 11, 2015 - The second shoe has finally fallen.  It was in January 1988 that the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the Criminal Code sanctions...

A cruel choice is facing many

Updated on February 11, 2015 - The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, in their verdict on physician-assisted suicide, put it succinctly: “It is a crime in...

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Let kids be kids

Updated on February 04, 2015 - Hal and Joanne, the stars of the Participaction ads want us to make room for play in our kids lives.  But too many...

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