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My mother has always been a strong presence in my life. Growing up, I couldn’t do anything right.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching I have been giving the whole motherhood thing some thought.
How times do change! In the early 1960s, if you were seen fly fishing anywhere in Alberta, spin fishers would stop and ask: “Is that fly casting you’re doing there?” Recently readers have been asking me to account for admitting in recent columns that I have “regressed,” or “backslid” into spin fishing.
This is a true story of a small boy named Rowan, the fulfillment of his parents dreams and plans.
Spring is late. There is still snow on the ground in shady protective areas.
Way back when, before such modern inventions as cellphones, DVDs and Britney Spears — long before teenagers learned to write with their thumbs, back when “digital” had something to do with a prostate exam, the word “texting”,
Everyone has experienced life’s ups and downs. Things don’t always go their way or as planned. Have you ever wondered why some people have trouble moving forward after experiencing a difficult situation while other people are able to overcome their troubles and carry on?
I am a teenager, but in a few years, I will be away at college. I am concerned, however, because Mom has a boyfriend with a major anger problem, and he throws tantrums and gets abusive.
A private corporation and its shareholder–employee (business owner) may wish to consider using a “private health services plan” (PHSP), as defined in the Canadian Income Tax Act, as part of a tax-effective remuneration strategy for the corporation’s employees, including the business owner.
I recently read an article about a woman in Spokane, Washington, who doesn’t like phosphate-free dishwashing detergents.
Like Total Loss’s son, I, too, was in the upper four percent of my high-school class and had a great scholarship.
AA. No, it’s not Alcoholics Anonymous, although investors could be forgiven for taking a nip or two during the market meltdown to dull the pain when they opened up their portfolio statements.
“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy,” the late John Denver sang. “Sunlight in my eyes can make me cry.”
It may take time, but it’s hard for a Catholic educator to publicly praise the work of nuns who have bravely leaped “beyond Jesus” without drawing some flak.
My husband and I have a good friend, “Steve,” who is a manager at a company where my husband used to work.
The window above me is awhirl with the 10th micro blizzard of our third awful April in a row.
My 29-year-old son and his wife have two young children. My oldest grandson and I were very close.
Two people are sitting in a bar on some other planet when an alien turns to an Earthling and says, “You’re from Earth? Say, do you know Joe Smith?”
Vegetables should be planted by anyone that enjoys eating fresh vegetables and gardening.
American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson asked, “What is a weed?” He answered, “A plant’s whose virtue has yet to be discovered.”