Nostalgia & Humour

McLean Greaves
Blogger, Technologist & Music Developer

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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »