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A lesson in overcoming adversity

March 1, 2018

Although I am not a curler or would not even classify myself as a curling fan, last week, I got up early (5 a.m.) to watch the Olympic gold medal curling mixed doubles [...]

Making one last request

February 13, 2018

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express The first time I met Dave Conway, I thought he was my competition. He sat in the back of the council chambers, a notebook perched on his [...]

The story behind Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

By Bill Fox/Columnist Do you know who Saint Valentine was and how he become associated with this ancient rite? I’ve been celebrating with my wife for 43 years of [...]

Appreciate the love

February 6, 2018

By Bill Fox/Columnist For children, Cupid and exchanging Valentine’s cards are fine, but as I get older, I appreciate more what real love is, and how it was shown to [...]

In 2018 look out for Godincidences

January 23, 2018

Some time in the last few years, I stopped believing in coincidences!  I think it may have started as a result of the following story, which I have related before. I was [...]

One bad exam should not become a burden

January 16, 2018

By Bill Fox/Columnist While emphasis is often placed on how well students perform on tests, a principal at an unnamed school wrote a letter to parents urging them to worry [...]

Peace for families at Christmas

December 19, 2017

By Bill Fox/Columnist Christmas, more than any other time,  is a ‘family time’.  Unfortunately, perhaps, like me, you know of families where there is conflict and [...]

The lesson behind the Adam and Eve story

December 14, 2017

We all recall the story Adam and Eve.  Biblical scholars will tell you that it is an allegory (a story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral [...]

Are your kids addicted to Facebook?

December 6, 2017

By Bill Fox/Columnist Facebook co-founder Sean Parker let us know what’s really going on and how apps like Facebook are wired to have you addicted.  He was [...]
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