A SENIOR MOMENT – “Jiminy Cricket!”

A clear conscience is a soft pillow--- old German proverb A friend recently asked me as a minister to help her better understand the term...

A Senior Moment – “Stretcher Bearers Up!”

To the Editor of the Star Sir: Remembrance Day is near again, bringing some sad and some bitter memories. It is indeed a remembrance day, one day...

A Senior Moment – ‘Two Roads Diverged’

A SENIOR MOMENT - “TWO ROADS DIVERGED” Last Friday, I found myself hiking for the first time along a groomed path through an extensive and winding...

A Senior Moment – “Bridges or Barriers?”

Since the surprising 2016 election of Donald trump, I have been searching in vain for someone with whom I might share a calm, rational...

A Senior Moment – “Assumptive Living”

She was tall, well-groomed and expensively dressed. I first took notice of her knee-length, brown leather coat, matching high boots and short hair, fashionably...

A Senior Moment – “TRAVELLIN’ BY THUMB”

An interesting article in last month’s MacLean’s Magazine reawakened some long-forgotten memories of my reckless youth. Peter Shawn Taylor (“Thumbs Down”, August, 2018), evoked...

A Senior Moment – “SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE”

Most regular churchgoers have a favorite Bible story or verse. Obvious choices include the poignant drama surrounding the birth of Jesus in that Bethlehem...

A Senior Moment – “A Hand Out or a Hand Up?”

John was 14 years old, had lived all his young life in subsidized “Ontario Housing,” with the family’s basic needs provided since his birth...

A SENIOR MOMENT – “FAREWELL TO WELFARE?” – August 5, 2018

On July 31, the Ontario Government announced it would be scrapping the Guaranteed Basic Income program (G.B.I) which had been implemented on a trial...

A Senior Moment: ‘Us and Them’

“---we have a national identity, we are proud of it, you come into this country you have to integrate, you have to learn our...