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May 24 – hoe, hoe, hoe….the merry season of seeding and planting

Rights of spring in earnest as Rotzy hits the hoe, row by row We Got Word From…. ….Annette Funicello (not her real name) a couple weeks back that our (10’x10′) plots over at Hope C/R Gardens would be ready for … Continue reading

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I was at a wedding recently….

Talk about irony and coincidence…. I attended an Italian wedding celebration recently, but it was my Polish language skills that got tested and surprised, not my Italian ones. The reception proved to be incredibly and surprisingly interesting. Approximately 150 people … Continue reading

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City Planning TOWN HALL May 18

  City Planning Town Hall, May 18 About four to five hundred people attended the town hall held by the City of Pickering recently. It was a very interested crowd that showed much respect and due regard to the city … Continue reading

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How Cognitive Tests Strip Seniors of Their Rights

OLD AGE people are at much greater risk of being exploited, abused and taken advantage of. Find someone you trust and feel has your best interests in mind when dealing with changes to how you live. Do this before you … Continue reading

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Benefits of Fish Oil

Introduction Benefits of Fish Oil Fish oil is one of the most commonly consumed dietary supplements. Also, it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are very important for your health. If you don’t eat a lot of oily fish, taking … Continue reading

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Your help is needed…please

Help for OLDER ADULTS A new section is being developed on BOOKz, COOKz, NOOKz and its success depends help from people like you, caring, interested and empathetic people who want to help Seniors. The section will have information, professional advice and … Continue reading

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Mcdonald’s flipped their last burgers in Russia

In support of Ukraine, Mcdonald’s has decided to shut off the griddles, turn off the fryers and plug the soft drinks dispensers in Russia. Interesting how the corporate giant has decided spirit should trump profit. The fast-food giant has pulled … Continue reading

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May 16 – Mingling and sippin’ with Olympic greats

Rotzy’s mingling and sippin’ with Olympic great, Debbie Miller It’s Tyme….Almost Mary, Mary, quite contrary/ Tell me how does your garden grow?/ You got Silver Bells, you got Cockleshells/ Pretty Maids all in a row. *Lyrics from ‘Walkin’ The Dog’….Written … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS is HEALTHINESS

  Happiness and health are related. Improving the first, improves the second. For more information, read HAPPINESS

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REGISTERED MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES

REGIONAL COUNCILLOR WARD 1 MAURICE BRENNER mauricebrenner50@gmail.com         REGIONAL COUNCILLOR WARD 2 LINDA COOK avenger_lc@hotmail.com    GARY STRANGE  –         REGIONAL COUNCILLOR WARD 3 PETER RODRIGUES  –         CITY COUNCILLOR WARD … Continue reading

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Teens should be buried, to be exhumed once they reach 22 yrs of age

Teenagers should be buried, not to be exhumed for over a decade later when they become normal human beings once again. Most parents of teens would agree with the burying aspect of this idea as they no doubt suffer greatly … Continue reading

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Saul Alinsky: senior-aged city councilor stumps all the library board members

Every here of Saul Alinsky? Google him or search for him on my site. You’ll be enlightened. Alinsky had a “9-day theory” which held that any news story, no matter how catastrophic, had 9-day legs. Meaning it would be displaced … Continue reading

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PROVINCIAL PLATFORMS

(subject to update changes) CONSERVS   LIBERALS   NDP drvr license rebates gr. 13   lower hydro bills abolish license  fees school-wide vax programs dental care no tolls       pharmacare hwy 413       40% insurance reduction

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Provincial leaders PRIMER

Provincial leaders primer       The Toronto Star Insight section, Sat, May 7 edition, has an excellent primer ( 3 articles ) introducing voters to the three provincial leaders campaigning for the Premiership of Ontario. Click   Toronto STAR    to … Continue reading

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How to protect yourself from tick

How to protect yourself from tick Researchers say there are precautions those heading outside can take to limit risk from disease carrying ticks. Take time to familiarize yourself with which tick specie may be common in your area, as well … Continue reading

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Everyone farts, some more noticeably than others

Everyone farts While some people brag about never farting, the truth is that everyone does it—and there’s a wide range of what’s considered normal and healthy. The average person produces about 705 millilitres, or 24 ounces, of gas in 24 hours. … Continue reading

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A healthier you, like stink !!!

11 Proven Health Benefits of Garlic Current research shows that garlic may have some real health benefits, such as protection against the common cold and the ability to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels “Let food be thy medicine, … Continue reading

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Why I write?

Sue Orleans is a regular writer for the New Yorker and has written numerous highly acclaimed books, the best of which in my opinion is The Library Book. She has written an oustanding piece explanation her love for writing. Read … Continue reading

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10 Best late evening snacks

It’s after 8 pm and you can feel your stomach grumbling. Should you stick it out until morning or head to the kitchen? Nighttime eating tends to get a bad reputation—people often worry it causes weight gain, heartburn, indigestion or … Continue reading

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“CANCER road”

“Cancer road”…I’m on the road, prostate cancer. [This post is chronological order…oldest to the newest.] Is there such a thing as ‘good cancer?’ My doctors think so. They view the situation as curable and believe some other affliction rather than … Continue reading

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Children’s author SANDRA WILSON said

Let your imagination soar by Sandra Wilson Thanks Richard! I should tell you about my latest book! Let Your Imagination Soar! At the beginning of the pandemic, I started following some painting tutorials through Social Art and Michelle the Painter … Continue reading

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Oh no…tell me it isn’t so !

“Hey folks, whadya want me to say? I have bought the election and if you don’t like it….too bad.” Read Toronto Star reporter Josh Rubin

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Technically speaking – Mentors help seniors become computer savvy

Mentors helping seniors become computer savvy Technically Speaking BY Karen Stiller (Reader’s Digest, April 2022) WINNIPEG’S MURRAY DUFTIN could muddle his way around a computer. The 75-year-old often used one as a project manager in northern Manitoba. But since he … Continue reading

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INDIAN IN THE CABINET: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER, Jody Wilson-Raybould

INDIAN IN THE CABINET: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER, Jody Wilson-Raybould This is a longer review than I normally write. I was particularly interested in Wilson-Raybould’s book because of the unusual brevity of what I believed would be a long career. … Continue reading

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May 9 – Scalp ’em !

Use of indigenous names, a no no ? Doug Ford, Ring of Fire, another no no. Rotzy’s definitely on a rant, though a clear and logical one. Readers Write These are from an oldster type person who still retains a … Continue reading

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The provincial leaders for the Premiership of Ontario

The Toronto Star Insight section, Sat, May 7 edition, has an excellent primer introducing voters to the three provincial leaders campaigning for the Premiership of Ontario. Click the name to access the article:  DEL DUCA, FORD, HOWARTH LIBERAL Steven Del Duca by Tonia MacCharles A well-written, … Continue reading

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FAV AUTHORS MAY

My favourite authors are: David BALDACCI, Lee CHILD, Robin COOK, John GRISHAM and DONNA LEON. I put LEON at the end because she is in a separate category of writers for me. She writes about Venice, almost exclusively and I … Continue reading

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A great thriller read. The story of power attorney Scott Finn who becomes a murder suspect when his rising star co-worker and former lover Natalie is found dead in the Boston Harbour. Wanted by the police and the Irish mob … Continue reading

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PERSONAL SAFETY presentation by Durham Police Dept.

In April, the Durham Police Dept.’s Officer Darryl Rice gave a presentation for the City of Pickering about PERSONAL SAFETY.    The presentation was very comprehensive covering a wide range of topics: home safety, personal safety,  travel safety and porch … Continue reading

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Simple Ways for Men to Lose Weight After 50

A few small shifts help you shed extra pounds. If it seems like it’s become harder to lose weight since you hit age 50, you’re not imagining things. “As you age, your metabolism starts to slow down, and a lot … Continue reading

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POPEYES (on Rylander, Scarborough)

I recently purchased some fried chicken wings from Popeyes…fast food, done well is the best way to summarize the order. [Disclosure: I also completed a survey for a free piece of chicken and biscuit…the text of my concluding reply is … Continue reading

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When you eat may be more important than what you eat

In a new study, researchers conclude that reducing calories is more important than restricting what time you eat when it comes to losing weight. They note that time restrictions can lead to overeating at certain times of the day. Experts … Continue reading

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Why Do You Feel Exhausted? 12 Reasons (Plus Solutions)

Why Do You Feel Exhausted? 12 Reasons (Plus Solutions) If you’re feeling overly tired or have little energy, you’re not alone. Fatigue may be caused by simple factors like a lack of sleep or coming down with a cold or … Continue reading

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May 2 – Lamentations that come with age

Rotzy laments some of the lamentations that come with ageing: health, girth, height decrease, memory instability. Life unfolding normally and its many challenges. But his sense of humour and his opinions and political barbs are as sharp as ever. It’s … Continue reading

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5/1/22 – Ramadan comes to a close

As per Hilal Council of Canada, there was no confirmed sighting of the new moon of Shawwal on Saturday, April 30th. Insha’Allah 30 days of Ramadan will be completed and Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Monday, May 2nd, 2022.

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MAY 2022 NEWSLETTER – WORD edition

MAY 2022 Newsletter: Click for link to the WORD edition to access the proper document. [Due to digital limitations, the full WORD version can only be accessed by clicking the ‘download link’ and clicking on that link to open the … Continue reading

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MAY 2022 NEWSLETTER – PDF edition

MAY 2022 Newsletter: [ The newsletter is posted in PDF format in its own window.  To navigate the newsletter, click on the ARROW KEYS at the bottom left of the window.]

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MAY 2022 Newsletter: Click for PDF edition   <–  [easiest one to use] Click for WORD edition  [email me if you want a WORD version that is easily opened]

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Pickering Waterfront Paid parking, Apr 28, 2022

April 28, 2022 Pickering introduces paid permit parking at its waterfront areas Pickering, ON, April 28, 2022 – The City of Pickering has launched paid permit parking in an effort to mitigate parking issues at its popular waterfront destinations as … Continue reading

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MOBILE CLINIC, PICKERING MAY 16, 10-6 pm

MOBILE CLINIC, PICKERING MAY 16, 10-6 pm   WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2022 10:00 am – 6:00 pm WHERE: South Pickering Seniors Club 910 Liverpool Road North parking lot

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ONCOLOGIST guests on ZOOM, May 11, 7 pm

Charles Hayter, M.D., is a physician, oncologist, award‑winning playwright, and medical historian based in Toronto, Canada. His work explores the complex human dimensions of modern medical practice. His story AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT, DOCTOR TO SPEAK TO AUTHORS GROUP Muskoka Authors Association … Continue reading

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Trout en papillote

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Latest kitchen endeavours…

Recipes available upon email request: zippyonego@gmail.com   Italian Easter bread       Braised chicken thighs with mushrooms Rachel Ray’s Crispy Lemon potatoes Rice a la Bolognese Trout en papillote Cioppino a la Szpin Butternut squash Octopus in Napoletano tomato … Continue reading

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Apr 25 – Earth Day, Brant Ford Stuff and then some….

Rotzy jumpin’ from topic faster than water drops on a greased griddle… Readers Write And clearly, some serious thought went into THIS one….check it out! *We can’t fight homelessness, hunger and poverty. But through such ‘innovative’ federal govt measures as … Continue reading

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Too old for technology

Too old for technology Oh give me a break…think like that, then leave. I refuse to think like that. I’m likely older than many of you but I am not sailing that ship of “I’m too old to be able … Continue reading

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MOBILE CLINICS, May 11 Pickering

MOBILE CLINIC COVID VACCINATIONS in PICKERING

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Who am I ?

In June of 1941, Hitler’s Army began a rampage through Ukraine, razing towns, unleashing death squads, and massacring Jews by the hundreds of thousands. In one village in the Pale of Settlement, virtually the only region of the Soviet Empire … Continue reading

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The sins of our times

We live in strange times: wars, maniacal world leaders, unending viral pandemics, catastrophic climate changes. Troubled times where brotherly love is disappearing from every place, replaced by mass shootings, gun violence in the streets, shootings in places of worship, and … Continue reading

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MyChart medical records log

This is a very useful medical record log for anyone who has been a patient in an Ontario Hospital. My experience is limited to the LAKERIDGE HEALTH Services, so it may not serve your needs. For anyone who has been … Continue reading

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A TIME FOR MERCY, John Grisham

A Time for Mercy, John Grisham Court room drama that concentrates on the behind-the-scenes legal processes rather than the actual court drama. Nevertheless, the book still is a engaging read.   Synopsis Jake Brigance, the protagonist of A Time to … Continue reading

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Dark Harbor, Stuart Woods

Dark Harbor, Stuart Woods Synopsis Stone Barrington and Holly Barker, Woods’ busiest heroes, pair up again, this yarn finding Stone travelling to Dark Harbor, Maine, after his cousin, Dick Stone, and his family are found murdered at their house. The … Continue reading

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drummer phenom…..3 yrs old !!!

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Apr 18 – Happy Easter everyone

The Easter bunny cadaver was a killer ! It’s Friday 9:30 Ayem…. ….and sunny at the moment, 11C, the breeze is a tad cool, but nothing I expect like Nakina area was to get/already got from that unseasonably late MONSTER … Continue reading

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SEX

Despite the old saying, ‘Don’t take your troubles to bed’, many men still sleep with their wives! 13. Question: Why do men find it difficult to make eye contact? Answer: Breasts don’t have eyes. 12. Marriage is the only war where … Continue reading

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Passover

Passover is a major Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, which occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of Aviv, or spring. The word Passover can also … Continue reading

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Submit Publish Repeat

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Apr 28 – Personal/Home and Travel Safety Crime Prevention Tips

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Easter

Easter is a time for celebration and festivities. The period of abstinence and sacrifice ends on Easter Sunday, which symbolically recalls the resurrection of Jesus Christ in Christian religions. For religious adherents, the celebrations usually include worship and prayer. The … Continue reading

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Unclog arteries naturally

Unclog arteries naturally The prescription for unclogging arteries naturally is simple:  eat healthy….more plant, less meat. There are artery cleaning concoctions, drinks and foods. However, your doctor should be consulted if you are going to try any of these suggestions. … Continue reading

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RAMADAN – a month of sacrifice, celebration, abstinence and giving

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, a period of 30 days, usually in early April. Its basis is that it is one of the five “pillars of Islam:” fasting and spiritual growth, declaration of faith, alms-giving, … Continue reading

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A TIME TO KILL, John Grisham

Engaging, entertaining and much more. This book is a pleasure to read on all counts. The narrative is polished prose at its finest, eliciting emotions and feelings from the reader with the turn of every page.

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CAMPAIGN PLATFORMS

Candidates considering entering the Pickering Municipal campaign have been asked to describe their campaign platform. These will be posted as received.

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Apr 11 – Moonlighting as a Real Estate agent…hmmmm!

Fallin’ and hittin’ the noggin’ hasn’t affected Rotzy’s crankiness!  Go for it Rotzy….may be considering moonlighting as a real estate agent given the house prices today. New Budget To Help Housing? I dunno….don’t really care….just want to share a thought … Continue reading

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Andrew Tumilty, political pundit

Andrew Tumilty is a Public Affairs. Issues Management. Crisis Communications. Political Pundit who has worked on political campaigns for three orders of government. He has written that he feels the Ontario Liberals have a decent chance to win the next … Continue reading

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ELECTIONS CENTRAL, 2022

“Ford” imposes gag order on all CONS Party candidates No more debates No public announcements No interviews No policy statements No media appearances No comments anywhere Are these two candidates of the same party? Might some voters be confused?  Could … Continue reading

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Cheese, a love story

Is Cheese Bad for You? Health benefits Risks Allergies and intolerances Types Nutrition facts Takeaway When it comes to cheese, people often say they love it so much they can’t live without it — but worry that it could cause … Continue reading

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Third-world politics in Ontario

It’s easy to criticize every government, every political leader from the comfort of the TV room ‘lazy boy.’ Doug Ford could give university-calibre lectures on bribing for votes. Third-world politicos should line up for lessons from this boy. This kind … Continue reading

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MUMBLER at the LCBO

No, I don’t use that vehicle to carry my LCBO shopping goods but the cost is comparable. Anyway, ya have to read my recent LCBO shopping adventure….I learned that my “aural comprehension” needs serious attention. The provincial Government of Ontario … Continue reading

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Apr 4 – Rotzy’s slap happy about Will and Chris

The Academy Awards may have reached “Rock” bottom with the slap seen around the world. Even Rotzy’s got something to say about it. ***Memo To Chris Rock…c/o ‘The Academy’ Hey Chris! Bob Rotz here in Brant’s Ford, Ontario. I caught … Continue reading

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Age better, walk as much as you can

Dr. Paula Rochon writes that walking does more than just improve physical well-being. Her studies have indicated that one’s emotional and psychological well-being improve significantly with walking. So, if you can, try walking more, especially now as the weather improves … Continue reading

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Apr 2022 NEWSLETTER (WORD version)

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APR 2022 Newsletter

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Mar 28 –

There’s no vacillation about mask-wearing in the Rotzy camp…not like in the Ford camp where vacillation is the order of the day, every day. I Felt Kinda Odd….(*see below) ….when I walked into the neighbourhood Ciircle ‘K’ last Mon ayem … Continue reading

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JUDY LEDÉNYI

In response to March “Celebrating Women” Month, I needed time to give my response serious consideration. By definition, heroes are not ordinary people doing ordinary things in ordinary ways. Heroes are determined to achieve their goals regardless of obstacles. My … Continue reading

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SUPPORTERS

C. BRISTOW R. COGHILL D. DOVOLOS K. GAUER D. GAZAREK E. HENN R. PYVES S.E. TUCKER S. WILSON

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How to Purchase access to the WRITERS TOOL KIT

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GOOGLE EXTENSIONS

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A bit of Hawaii in your diet can improve your health

Pineapple contains disease-fighting antioxidants May aid digestion May reduce your risk of cancer May boost immunity and suppress inflammation May ease symptoms of arthritis May speed recovery after surgery or strenuous exercise Easy to add to your diet Pineapple: 8 … Continue reading

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SPOOFING….another scam

Spoofing is another form of FRAUD. It is a scamming process where the fraudster is able to phone you using phone identities that are familiar to you. Incredibly, the fraudster will use id’s stolen from your phone or your area … Continue reading

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OLD TEACHERS

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AGEISM: Ignoring the old

Be sure to read the end of this post. Recently, I read an article that was a plea for more respect and recognition of old people. I’m one of those “old people” and I see examples of ageism far too often. … Continue reading

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Mar 21 –

State of the Union (Ukraine) analysis: and Rotzy’s spot on in his lament for Ukraine…abandoned, isolated, alone and being obliterated inch by inch ( In inches rather than in one fell swoop because of the bravery, courage, determination and fighting … Continue reading

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Moira Welsh, “Wife of long-term-care home resident banned from visiting.”

Read Moira Welsh’s full story about the wife of a long-term-care home resident being banned from visiting the resident a: Torstar story Moira Welsh is an investigative reporter with the Toronto Star. The winner of two Canadian Association of Journalists … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Long Term Seniors Care in Ontario…shameful!

Toronto Star writer, Moira Welsh, has written an excellent column (Toronto Star story) relative to Long Term Care residency. It is a column that should be read by all residents in Ontario as it could pertain to each of us … Continue reading

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Peta Gaye Nash

Peta Gaye Nash, Jamaican Canadian author of children’s books, spouse, mother, teacher and motivator. Nash has ventured into writing books that are beyond the children’s level with some trepidation. However, the anxieties have no real basis as one reads her … Continue reading

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Alka Joshi

Two-time New York Times BestSeller award, Alka Joshi knows how to tell a story. Her two books, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur deserve all the acclaim each has received. Joshi is an American author with family roots embedded … Continue reading

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Fermo asks for his own page…this is the best we could do…

Fermo’s a Scottish terrier and tries to be the boss of the house, vying with Nadia for that top spot. At times it’s difficult to discern who is the winner. Most often Fermo’s second. Notice we said “second?” There’s no … Continue reading

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What you should never do to your pet.

The hardest day of your life with your pet will come the day they leave you for the last time.  Stay with your pet to the end. They gave you love unlimited and ceaseless love their entire lives. Now they … Continue reading

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Great Irish sayings for St. Paddy’s day….

My favourite first… May you be at the gates of heaven an hour before the devil knows you’re dead! Here’s health to your enemies’ enemies! Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy … Continue reading

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fun stuff

The NETFLIX star ratings don’t mean what you think. Netflix’s star ratings for movies and TV shows don’t represent the actual rating but instead are how much Netflix thinks you’ll like them based on your previous viewing history. Alaska, Hawaii, Maine and Vermont … Continue reading

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A shortcut to important phone numbers

Here’s a list of some important phone numbers to save you some time. [Email me any number you think should be added to the list.] ACDSee             1-888-767-9888 AMAZON         1-888-280-4331 AMEX               1 800 869 3016 APPLE            1 905 513 … Continue reading

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Are you drinking enough water?

Don’t dry up!!! How Much Water You Need to Drink You may have heard that you should aim to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. How much you should actually drink is more individualized than you might think. … Continue reading

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Mar 14

Minutes from the OBC (Old Boys’ Club) Brantford Chapter (also known as the BGG or Brantford Guy Group) …and much more….  and a clean medical report to boot !!! A lively and full to overflowing meeting (22 or 23) of … Continue reading

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12 Best Foods to Eat in the Morning

The 12 Best Foods to Eat in the Morning Eggs Eggs are high in protein and several important nutrients. They may promote fullness and help lower your calorie intake later in the day. Greek yogurt Greek yogurt is not only … Continue reading

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Cheryl Bristow

Cheryl Bristow Canadian author of the Amazon best seller, A Shield in the Shadows. Grandmother, mother, spouse, choral group member, and a published writer. Cheryl Bristow is another of the great women who should be celebrated and honoured not just … Continue reading

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FUNERAL PRE-PLANNING

Non-sponsored ADVERTISING:  ABOR MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Why should I pre-plan my final arrangements? Arranging in advance saves money and stress for your loved ones, helps ensure your wishes are carried out exactly as you want and provides you with the … Continue reading

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You’re #1 in Big Boy Ford’s heart !

Ford ranks you # 1 in his political world…but then he’s only doing what comes naturally to most politicians. Here’s what Ford’s done  for you: No fees for license plate renewals; Cut Toronto city council cut in half; Relaxed regulations … Continue reading

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HEALTH: The power of music and health

Over the years, music-based strategies have been investigated for everything from hospital stays, to walking, to sleep, yielding positive results in each of these areas. Given the deep connection that most of us have with music, it should come as no … Continue reading

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Ginger Kuenzel

My first job was as a legislative assistant and speechwriter for a Congressman in Washington, D.C. As the Vietnam War raged on and the Nixon administration made some very bad choices, I chose to leave that behind to embark on … Continue reading

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CAA SELF DRIVING ASSESSMENT

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Get off the road!! Is it time someone in your family should no longer be driving?

The time when we should stop driving comes for each of us. It will be a sad time, relinquishing one’s driving permit. A depressing time where we lose independence and self-reliance. However, for safety’s sake, to save a life, that … Continue reading

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Eva Henn

Award-winning Canadian author, Eva Henn recalls the traumatic events and horror she experienced as her family escaped the Hungarian revolution of 1956. Henn has written a moving recollection of the horrific experiences her family suffered as they fled out of … Continue reading

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LESLYN LEWIS

Leslyn Lewis MP, Canadian lawyer, politician and leadership candidate for the federal Conservative Party. Leslyn Lewis who has served as the member of Parliament (MP) for Haldimand—Norfolk since 2021. A member of the Conservative Party, Lewis contested the party leadership in the 2020 leadership election, placing third. She … Continue reading

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Lost generation? Keep hoping…hope springs eternal !

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Are “Robotphones” driving you crazy?

Do robotphones drive you crazy? You wait and wait and wait. Then get told to press a number to get to a particular connection, to no avail. Well, it ends now…no more. Here is your path to connecting with a live person… … Continue reading

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Mar 7 – No blossoms but lots of buds replacing the Smirnoffs

Rotzy’s boycotting in protest and workin’ hard at boycotting the right stuff. It’s an education, we tells ya! Somewhere in the last one or two “F/N” columns, yours truly jumped in (with both feet) on various ways and ploys we … Continue reading

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Maria Telkes

Mária Telkes (1900-1995) Inventor of Hungarian origin. She worked in the field of solar energy research, and her many inventions earned her the nickname “sun queen”. She was born in Budapest into a well-off family. She graduated from Pázmány Péter … Continue reading

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ALBATROSS by Terry Fallis

  Albatross Terry Fallis Fallis, the Stephen Leacock of our times, maybe. But not with his latest work, Albatross. With this novel, ‘philanthropist,’ ‘humanitarian’ may be more appropriate labels. Synopsis Phys ed teacher, Bobbie Davenport does some physical measurements on … Continue reading

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SENIORS DRIVING SELF ASSESSMENT

To STOP driving is a very difficult decision to take but that time will come for all of us. The benefits of driving are numerous, chief of which is independence. However, at some point, everyone loses their capability to drive safely. Do … Continue reading

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You have to Live Your Life, just my opinion

Just my opinion… With some hesitation, some scientific knowledge and a lot of weather-related motivation, we set out for a two-month stay in Florida. Our last such winter get-away happened two years ago, so we very much anticipated this vacation. … Continue reading

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