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Column: Winter is coming — but I don’t have to like it

Column: Winter is coming — but I don’t have to like it

As I look out my window today, what do I see? Barren branches on the trees, rotten leaves flying around, everyone shivering — altogether it’s not pleasant at all! We’ve already had snow, on Halloween, if you believe.
Column: More thoughts on  being an old woman

Column: More thoughts on being an old woman

Thinking back on my column “ When I’m an old woman ”, I realized that I had forgotten a few things. Now at my age, it’s certainly not unusual for me to forget — I’m actually quite good at it.
Column: When I’m an old woman …

Column: When I’m an old woman …

Wait a minute — when? I’m there now! Being over 70 is the verification of that. So, I’m old and I don’t care. Recently, I came across a bible for old women appropriately entitled “When I’m an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple,” edited by Sandra Martz.

Column: Creightonites return home for annual reunion

Author Thomas Wolfe wrote that, “You can’t go home again.” Well, Creightonites certainly proved him wrong in an enormous way! The 25th Creighton Shines Again reunion was a phenomenal success.
Column: An ode to Canada

Column: An ode to Canada

“O Canada, our home and native land ...” Canada, this beautiful diverse country, is not the land of my birth, but I could not love it more if it was so. I am proud to call myself a Canadian citizen.

Column: Books, books, books!

What are you reading? I read everything, whether it’s newspapers, poetry, letters – it doesn’t matter what it is. Books have always been my escape, my relaxation, my pastime, my solace. Books can be found everywhere in my home.

Column: Organ donation: A gift of life

Have you given any thought to donating your organs or your tissues after your death? It’s certainly not a pleasant subject to think about, but that time will come for all of us. It’s inescapable.