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Should my teacher friend retire?

January 13, 2016

By Bill Fox/Columnist Occasionally, I join some retired teachers and some approaching retirement to have dinner. One friend is considering taking an early retirement, so I [...]

The best resolution for 2016

January 7, 2016

By Bill Fox/Columnist Statistics reveal that about half of us will make resolutions for 2016, but only about eight per cent keep them throughout the year, and only 60 per [...]

My Letter from Santa

December 24, 2015

My letter to Santa this year went something like this: Dear Santa, For Christmas, I would like a Toyota Sienna van. It doesn’t have to be a new one as long as it is not [...]

A Victorian Christmas

November 27, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist Many of today’s Christmas traditions, including Christmas cards, got their start in the Victorian era. Get a taste of what 19th century [...]

Myths and realities of a crisis

November 26, 2015

To say that things are bad in Syria is just as obvious a statement as saying rain is wet, or that the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t returning to the Stanley Cup playoffs [...]

Remember this when things fall apart

November 18, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist Even the very best people have had to endure terrible misfortune! Just ask Nelson Mandela, Jesus, or Ghandi. You must realize that life is not all fun [...]

Remembering Oshawa’s fallen

November 10, 2015

The war memorial at Memorial Park was first unveiled on Remembrance Day in 1924. By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist When we think about Remembrance Day, we tend to think of it as [...]

Take the time to remember

November 10, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist My 94-year-old father is a war veteran who suited up for Great Britain in the last great war. At 15, he lost an eye in an industrial accident just [...]
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