The Love of Reading

“I do not want to just read books; I want to crawl inside them and live there.” (Anonymous) Books have a way of transporting us, the words hidden within their covers have the power to steal time as we become immersed in their stories.  Reading can be an escape from the strife in the world, […]

Wake Up, Rip Van Winkle

Some mornings I really wish I could do a Rip Van Winkle.  The mornings when you open the newspaper (oops! I’ve dated myself) and all you read about is wars, murders, the effects of climate change, unrest in far flung corners of the world and protests – some, right on your doorstep.  Those are the […]

Spring Brings Hope…….

Usually at this time of year, most Ontarians are weary of winter and looking forward to spring. March break is just around the corner and a great deal of people are excited to be taking a trip with their families especially since the pandemic has made travelling very difficult and sometimes impossible, in the past […]

The Shortest Month of the Year

Most parents would balk at the suggestion that they had a favourite among their children.  What a preposterous suggestion!!! Parents love all their children equally.  However, if the months of the year were to be regarded as the dozen children in a family, February would be the one that got the short end of the […]


Fear, whether big or small, is an integral part of our lives.  However, the manner in which we deal with our fears, will define the impact it will have on our quality of life.

New Year’s Resolutions

This New Year came in more with a limp than a bang – the current wave of the pandemic cast a shadow over curtailed celebrations and 2022 hasn’t been quite the fresh start we had hoped to see. We can however remain hopeful and excited about what is around the corner, in doing so, have […]

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the Best Medicine (Thank you Readers Digest for providing the title) The pandemic wreaked havoc around the globe. Some lost beloved family members and some people lost their jobs, but it also brought out the best in human nature.  Doctors, nurses and other front line workers battled tirelessly against overwhelming odds.  Covid-19 and […]

“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”

Did you know that today is “National Eat a Red Apple Day?” Not only are apples a nutritious and delicious snack, but they also have a long association with teachers and have become symbolic as the perfect gift for them in some form. The image of apples often appears on mugs, journals, paperweights and awards, […]