Author Archives: Sobieski
Following the election campaign is easier if you have a chart comparing the PLATFORMS of the major federal parties.
Which supercedes the other? Quebec 21 or Canada Charter of Rights?
Jazz, fighting the crowd at Fri 12th in Dover, and veggie thievery!
Canadians face FOUR MAJOR issues in this federal election.
We like the Toronto Star, especially the digital version, because they have some of the very best journalists reporting and commenting on the news today, Dimanno, Mallick, Delacourt, Scoffield to name a few.
A senior once told us, to be really educated “you must read a newspaper front to back every day.” That may have been true in bygone times, but today, one newspaper may not get you to the the land of … Continue reading
Typical Canadian, Paul Wells, Maclean’s magazine columnist and moderator of the leaders debate held in Toronto at the outset of the campaign, exemplifies Canadian personas to a ‘T.” When the debate got out of hand, he politely sat back and … Continue reading
A worthwhile read if you want to ‘age with elegance…’: ELEGANT AGING
If you are over 60 and occasionally have memory lapses…
Fall is coming too soon for me!
CBC confused poll watchers. Finally clarifies its mess.
The Canadian federal election is on. The two major parties are tied in the polls. They’re neck and neck in reality. Justin isn’t getting a sweeping majority. Either is Andrew. But… Third parties hold power to make the kingElizabeth May … Continue reading
I vaped many years ago….
Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients during the last 12 weeks of their lives, asked her patients about “any regrets they had or anything they would do differently.”
Here, seven simple changes that can help you reach your wellness goals:
Mental health seminar. Registration: 905 420 4660
Feeling good…so considering athletic engagements
Toronto Star sent a breaking news email notification which was erroneous. What an error for the biggest newspaper in the country. Minutes later the correction replacing the erroneous email notification was sent out. Star public editor, Kathy English, writes an … Continue reading
An examination of the federal parties policy promises shows the parties are campaigning for the middle class votes.
Take a look at the email sent out by the Star less than two hours after Andreescu won the US Open defeating Williams by the scores indicated in the Star email:
AGING CAN BE SLOWED DOWN
Virgin Bride on Her 4th Wedding A woman married three times walked into an Ottawa bridal shop and told the sales clerk she was looking for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding.
The economy isn’t working for most Canadians
The FOUR candidates campaigning in the PICKERING-UXBRIDGE riding are shown below. Click on the candidate to access their website. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Jennifer O’Connell, an MP and the incumbent for Pickering-Uxbridge, is a Liberal to watch.
The site for the list of FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES: LIST The similar list shown below displays that you choose your riding in the ‘FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES’ LIST by clicking it in the left column.
The “heavy weight” will deliver the knock outs when the others enter the campaign ring.
Scheer and his party, the Conservatives lead in all the polls, by the skin of their teeth.
Election polls are like a scab. You know you shouldn’t pick it but you can’t resist. Polls are notorious for poor predictions but we still can’t resist looking at them in hopes that we get a peek at the future. … Continue reading
This is one of my favourite recipes as the weather cools.
Staying ahead of the flu by eating better.
Where should you stand on the Hong Kong demonstrations?
Some election polls are better than others.
KUDOS: Seldom we see hit or miss with good intent but how heartwarming it is when good intentions are received in the same spirit of the intent.
Today I tipped my hat again to Phillips Lifeline, my number one Service Provider agency for a perfect closure to a service which was delivered to my family with precision and care.
My Scottie, Fermo, has more common sense. School trustees, administrators and teachers are barking up the wrong tree._Fermo_concurs.
AI, iPhones, technology….not something Rotzy favours … but it its invasion is relentless.
Many Canadian snowbirds may soon be grounded.
Saving money is easier than you think…
The ESCAPE ROOM is entertainment for older people, not for kids.
An “iCloud” can have a silver lining for you.
A city sponsored event where you will learn about improving personal safety, scams, frauds and much more relating to your personal physical and financial security.
Memory ManDavid Baldacci
Former Prime Minister candidate shows his lack of class in towing the party line.
The reliability of election polls is unpredictable.
Protecting the rights of less empowered people of our society seems justificable, but is it real justice always served?
View the latest FEDERAL PARTY POLLS as per CBC:
Grandson visits and some summertime mental surfin’…
Changing your weight is more difficult than you think.
That ship has sailed.
This is healthy eating? Yup, prepared this way, you get more fibre in your diet.
Fear mongering or forewarning, a book that illuminates as it educates.
Murder, murder, suspense, romance and education, all packed between paper covers.
Jagmet Singh demonstrates himself to be a federal party leader who is worthy of real consideration for the office of Prime Minister.
Know your insurance policy. Don’t wait until disaster strikes to find out about your coverage.
Ever pay an ‘arm and a leg’ for something… In George Washington’s day, there were no cameras. One’s image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his … Continue reading
State of the union message…Toronto, Trudeau, the old bod’ and global warming. Toronto The Good?‘Good for what’? you may ask. Not sure who coined that phrase, but it was likely first heard half a century or more ago….perhaps in the … Continue reading
The plot is a stretch in credulity but not in its ultimate destination.
What’s the story behind the story?
Ingredients 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil 1 cup (250 mL) PC Cherry Tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper Pinch (0.5 mL) hot pepper flakes 1 can (540 mL) PC … Continue reading
25 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia
Though the policies get modified and changed throughout the campaign, a rough comparison of the major federal party policies is displayed below in these categories: [ Open each category image in a new tab and zoom in to see text larger. … Continue reading
Get active Learn something Stimulate your mind Activate your memory…
It’s summer. So wandering around mentally is acceptable and Rotzy’s wandered around a few topics.
A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his … Continue reading
LIBERALSSome of the legislation, policies and promises from the Liberals.1. Restored age of eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) to 652. Increased Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) by 10 percent3. Increased allowable income recipients can earn before GIS is clawed back4. … Continue reading
Patio life has rules and guidelines…it ain’t total freedom! Reader’s WriteAnd this one was responding to my concern in last week’s column as to why there are far fewer stars in the night sky in and around Brant’s Ford in … Continue reading
My dad, a professional chef, baked the best Pineapple Upside Down Cakes in the world. I just had to try my hand at it and according to the neighbour taste testers, it was a success. Then….a maple syrup with cream … Continue reading
Summer movies you should consider seeing….
Ya can hear it in Bruno’s voice, “Summer is winding down.”
Ever try arguing with a rock?
‘THE SQUAD’ indicates Trump as being a racist.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), also known as The Exhibition or The Ex, is an annual event that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during the 18 days leading up to and including Canadian Labour Day, the … Continue reading
Each month the librarians across Canada select the books they believe should be available in the country’s libary system. Click the links for your selected month: AUGUST SEPTEMBER
Rotzy is wondering who is producing our lousy license plates these days…hmm, something to consider, eh!
A healthier broccoli salad as we substitue yogurt for the mayo.
We have the ability to serve each other in a manner that the experience leaves the recipient with dignity and a smile which is reflective of the power of “one”.
Be ready for surprises all the time….
Another winner from David Baldacci.
“We continue to build bone mass until age 30,” says Tina Dreger, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic Health System. “After age 30, we break down more bone than we rebuild.”
Summer bugs Rotzy in many ways…
Becoming justifiably deserves to be labelled a bestseller.
Rotzy’s getting testier with each driving episode…road rage rides on in Brantford
Canada’s healthcare system beats the USA unequivocally. Political considerationsThere is an important preface to comparing Canadian and American healthcare costs: life philosophy. What is your view on government regulation vs government involvement in the lives of citizens? What is your … Continue reading
Summer’s getting better, and Rotzy is too.
Tedious and taxing, not typical Lee Child.
As summer arrives, Rotzy’s health returns to ‘feeling darn good’ status.
Here’s a smoothie that is an un expectedly nice surprise.
Summer bliss hasn’t hit Queens Park yet. Wondering if it will in the next year?
Sportsmanship is being lost in sports today. It is a really sad loss for us all.
Rotzy’s flabbergasted everywhere this week…but medium pizza with olive is better in Nakina Are You Kidding Me??!!And making (almost) headlines in the news. I’m talking about Orenthal James Simpson, who is apparently posting messages on Twitter*tm, altho it seems that … Continue reading
Every bear is dangerous. Pandas’ looks deceive. They are bears.
A reminder that Canada Day really deserves great celebration. Canada Day July 1Are you attending a local celebration? By yourselves or with family? Have to get out into that wonderful fresh air surrounded by the sounds of celebration: laughs, giggles, … Continue reading
Both Richard and Fermo had serious surgeries in early July, perforated gall bladder and major dental work. We are both recovering slowly, though Fermo is mending faster than I am.
Always nice when the world returns to unfolding as it should. Rotzy back on a roll again after a few bumps in his digital roadway.
In an emergency, could you state your blood type?
Strokes are very common at night The most likely reason is that when that person woke up to go to the bathroom, he/she got up from bed in a hurry; but the brain needs greater blood flow, for having rested, … Continue reading
There are days when the pillow may be the best thing you’ll see all day….stay in bed!
A home with young children/young family and the father who is absent may appear normal in our world today, but the truth is a father figure in the home is foundational. We have seen so many families without a father … Continue reading
The Language of FlowersVanessa Diffenbaugh Synopsis(Goodreads)A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of … Continue reading
A well-written response to the question ”Why Do British People NOT Like Trump?” Unfortunately, the boorish Americans will never agree there may be some real content to the piece, that they truly are boors and if you push your point, … Continue reading
A man who tills the soil and soils the till. Rotzy’s a man of the soil…who knew? Readers WriteI liked this one as it (sorta) ‘hits home’ for yours truly and perhaps others in my age … Continue reading
“There may be a connection between your name and what you are gifted to do. There seems to be a common thread that runs in the name May. One word to describe women with the name May, “creative” because … Continue reading
Eloquent, engaging and educational…an evening with Michelle Obama
Mother’s Day celebrated mom’s 90th, Father’s Day will be a celebration of his 94th.
Another in the Baldacci series, Camel Club
Spring’s back and it’s back in Rotzy’s step too…ya can see it again. Bravo Rotzy!
Every author eventually dreams of channelling of Harper Lee and creating a comparable classic to her incomparable one, To Kill A Mockingbird. Grisham comes closer than any author I have read.
China, the sleeping dragon may be awakening…
Save, save, save… a website loaded with money-saving advice, ideas and coupons.
Ingredients1 cup (250 mL) Green lentils¼ cup (60 mL) Finely chopped fresh basil1 cup (250 mL) Chopped fresh tomatoes, or halves cherry tomatoes2 Garlic cloves, minced1 Tbsp + 2 tsp (17mL) Olive oil1 Tbsp (15 mL) Vinegar (white … Continue reading
The Ontario Health Regulators website ontariohealthregulators.ca is a search site for information relating to following: Finding a health professional such as a physician, dentist, optician, or other health professional practising in Ontario; Confirming the qualifications of a known health professional … Continue reading
A Delicate TouchStuart Woods