Nostalgia & Humour

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My kayak is glowering at me. I’m looking at it right now. It’s sitting bellyupside-down on two sawhorses in my backyard. I can tell it’s not happy. Three point seven metres of »

10 Signs You’ve Aged Well

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With advances in medicine, technology, habits and even mental outlook, it’s become pretty clear we are aging now much better than, say, 1907 when the life expectancy for men was 46.5 years . But if »

Shine, Little Glow Worms

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The French have, as the French so often do, the perfect phrase to describe it: Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait  (If the young only knew; if the old only could). Well, »

Canada 150 Quiz

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In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. How much do you know about your home and native land? Test your knowledge of the events of the Confederation with the CANADA 150 quiz, courtesy of the Historica Dominion Institute. »

What Money Can’t Buy

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Late last year, Tom Crist, a retired guy in Calgary, got an early Christmas present. It came via a phone call from the folks at LottoMax; he’d won some money. No big »

The Greatest April Fool’s Pranks

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The recipe for a successful April Fool’s gag is simple: one part clever gag, one part duped audience. Luckily, each year great pranksters around the world rise to the challenge and exploit »

Aging Jubilantly

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I am not a coot. Neither am I a geezer, a buzzard, Gramps or Old Timer – and woe betide the wet-behind-the-ears johnny-come-lately who tries to brand me with the repugnant “senior »

Gloria’s Tale

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Gloria Steinem turned 80 this week (March 25). In 1974, a reporter told her, “You don’t look 40.” She replied, “This is what 40 looks like.” It’s a Steinem mantra repeated every »