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Older and Wiser

Older and Wiser


Throughout our lives we’ve been led to believe the older we got, the wiser we would become. Well, maybe. As an example, given the physical nature of maintaining yards and homes, I’ve noticed many of my friends and neighbors now hire people for many of those tasks. 915 more words

To Text or Not to Text, That is The Question

To Text or Not to Text,

That is The Question

While I frequently discuss the benefits of maintaining a positive attitude, being somewhat human, I feel the time has come to vent on a particular topic. 383 more words

Trisha And John Parker

You have to invite everbody: Council bans selective press events on Toronto city property

City Council approved a new policy Wednesday that will bar invite-only press events on city property.

The motion, introduced by Councillor Paula Fletcher, was a direct response to a speech held in Mayor Rob Ford’s office on June 30. 147 more words

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Old Dog, New Kicks?

Old Dog, New Kicks

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? It depends. I’m a firm believer in living in the moment with an eye to the future. 575 more words

Rob Ford blames addiction for homophobia, racial slurs

Watch above: Rob Ford gets back to work but distractions abound at city hall. Mark Carcasole reports. 

TORONTO – Rob Ford says his lying, homophobia, sexism and racial slurs are because of his addiction. 723 more words


Giorgio Mammoliti attacks staffers' charity clothing swap, declares it a waste of taxpayer money

What appeared as a harmless end-of-day gathering for city hall workers to socialize and collect charity donations was slammed by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti as a waste of taxpayers’ money. 629 more words


Growing Older Isn't For Sissies

Growing Older Isn’t For Sissies

As my friend Herb often says, “Growing older isn’t for sissies.” Everyday, we 50+ folks know he’s right. Along with all the other issues we face, as a man, I long ago had that experience of looking in the mirror and seeing my father. 552 more words