New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “WHY NAGASAKI?”

Just before noon on August 9, 1945, an American B29 warplane appeared high over the historic Japanese port city of Nagasaki. Its only mission?...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “OUTSIDE THE BOX”

Writers try to avoid using clichés. These figures of speech generally become trite and stale with overuse. The phrase “thinking outside the box” easily...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “GOOD TO SEE YOU—??”

Our esteemed premier is considering inaugurating Stage Three as the Province continues its systematic recovery from COVID-19. Most citizens will welcome greater social freedoms...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “SYSTEMIC RACISM?”

I have delayed commenting publicly on the ongoing, loud and impassioned debate about race relations here and in the USA. My silence did not...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “VERA LYNN: 1917-2020”

For a beleaguered British population, 1940 ushered in the darkest days of World War II. France had quickly surrendered to the relentless German blitzkrieg...

New Perspectives: Welcome to My Garden – ‘Wrensong’

Welcome to my Garden by Jean MacGregor The birch is old and showing its age as it continues to preside over the garden, overseeing its evolution...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “American Dirt”

By fully extending her arm through the unguarded border wire, a desperate teenaged Honduran girl symbolically clutches a handful of soil from the US...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “COMING OUT”

After weeks of struggling with self-doubts and fears, two days ago I finally decided to come out. Coming out was not an easy decision....

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “DOUBLE DUTY MOMS”

The slender, auburn-haired young mother was trying to enjoy a relaxed restaurant meal with her husband and two kids even while she kept an...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “STAY AT HOME?”

Day after long weary day, we fight to keep the invisible wolf from our door. The battle takes place primarily on the front doorstep....