Solving crossword puzzles keeps my mind alert, and occasionally I learn something interesting. Like last week.
We find a great deal written about love in scripture.
Summer is a time of packing up the trailer, loading up the canoe, and making our way to a Provincial Park for another family camping trip.
Ah, the lazy, hazy dog-days of summer in Cobourg – imagining myself as a first-time visitor driving into to our town, my eyes taking in, depending on the route, the usual landmarks; Northumberland Hills Hospital, Victoria Hall, the churches, the beautiful tree-lined streets, especially King Street heading east.
Looking out my window today I’m pondering clouds.
Sunday, May 21, 2017. Cobourg Community Centre. Cobourg Cougars vs Brooks Bandits. It’s the final game of the RBC Cup. It’s sold out and TSN is airing the game live across Canada. The game is in OT and the next goal wins the Canadian junior A hockey championship.
My wife is into home-grown herbs, organic main courses and salads strangled with alfalfa sprouts.
Why does Port Hope have the only uranium conversion plant in Canada in its harbour, only metres away from the downtown? Why does Cobourg have such a grandiose municipal building called Victoria Hall? Why is there a huge underwater berm cutting across Rice Lake starting in Harwood going to the other side?
Charles Edward Merriam was a political science professor at the University of Chicago and advisor to several U.S. presidents. He died in 1953, when Donald Trump was only seven years old. But Merriam’s comments, made decades ago, could certainly be applied to the current U.S. president: