Our nation is celebrating its 150th birthday tomorrow, and I for one will be doing it with gusto. Too often we Canadians sit on our hands when it comes to patriotism. We certainly are not as demonstrative as our neighbours to the south. Sometimes this isn’t a bad thing, but I truly feel we should be showing our appreciation at this special time and, yes, with some noise. I chose my noisemakers to be my flowers and flags. With a bit of spray paint and some selective plant purchases, I turned my patio into a sea of red and white. Continue reading Sharing true patriot love during our celebratory year→
In my elementary years I attended Laura Secord School on Wolseley Avenue. In grade six I had a classroom teacher called Blanche Coxworth. She was an amazing teacher, very committed to her students and giving them as much passion as she possessed.
One thing she taught us has stayed with me all my life. Every day before we began the school day we all had to put on our “golden gloves”, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Such a simple concept, yet it seems to have eluded many people in our world today. Continue reading Don some golden gloves, and make someone happy→
When CJNU – Nostalgia Radio hit the air for the first time in December, 2006, building on the efforts of other Canadian nostalgia stations, CKVN and CHNR, those involved could only dream that “the little station that could” would grow and become an integral part of the community in Winnipeg.
CJNU’s home studio is located on the 13th floor of the Richardson Building at Portage and Main, truly at the heart of the community, with space provided courtesy of the Winnipeg Foundation. But uniquely, the station moves their main broadcast location throughout the year, being broadcast each month on behalf of a different community non-profit or charitable organization. Continue reading CJNU Nostalgia Radio has been on air here for 10 years!→
As we enter our senior years we become susceptible to both physical and mental deterioration. The same holds true for our pets. Although we usually focus on our elderly pets’ physical infirmities, like us, they can be afflicted with cognitive dysfunction. Their memory, their ability to learn, their awareness of their surroundings can all deteriorate. Animals who show signs of dementia are considered to have cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Most research on CDS has been done with dogs since they interact so closely with their owners. Continue reading When your dog’s memory starts to go→
“I’m 99 this year and I’ve outlived my husband, one daughter and the last doctor I saw in 1937, so Tyler you’re a young person. I think I need to start eating junk food. What do you suggest?” After my son choked on his tea and gave me a very worried look, he decided, “Well Auntie there’s always Doritos.” Continue reading Tea with Alice→