Going the Extra Mile

“Going the extra mile” is a term that is sometimes used in everyday use as well as in business for motivation or inspirational purposes.  But many people do not realize the words were first spoken by Jesus on the Sermon on the Mount. For athletes going the extra mile might mean giving that extra effort to win games…

“Living and Dying With the Choices I Made”

He is regarded as one of the greatest country music legends of all time.  George Jones was born on September 12, 1931 and passed away on April 26, 2013.  Though throughout his music career his songs were the stereotypical drinking and cheating that is often associated with this genre of music.  And it also was…

Weather Predictors

Wiarton, Ontario is a sleepy little town on the Bruce Peninsula with a population of 2,300.  Particularly in the summer it becomes busier with cottagers stopping for supplies and tourists visiting the local attractions or to hike portions of the Bruce Trail. During winter things slow down considerably, except for one day.  That day is Feb.2, Groundhog Day. …

Taking An Oath of Office

The 2017 United States inauguration ceremony was attended by an estimated 900,000 people, the United States of America now officially has their 45th President. Each country in the democratic world pretty much has their own oath for elected leaders taking office.  In Canada our elected prime Ministers would say “I, (name) do solemnly and sincerely…

Triskaidekaphobia

It was one of those weeks.  So much to do.  So little time to do it.  Friday comes around and finish my workday and at last I start my weekend.  I grab my gym bag and my lunch bag out of my car and start briskly walking on the path towards my house.  As I…

Driving Blindly Ahead

Many of us probably are familiar with the story of American author, political and women’s suffrage activist and lecturer Helen Keller.  Helen was born in 1880. When she was 18 months old she contracted what the doctor called “brain fever”. As a result of this she was struck blind, deaf and mute. Growing up she became…

Keeping Track of Time

It has baffled, challenged and perplexed the most brilliant of minds for hundreds and even thousands of years.  How to keep track of the years, the seasons and the days in a way that is easy to follow and accurate. In what is believed to be the oldest “calendar” to track time in the history…