Train Your Brain Daily

Since we’re all getting a little older and want to be wiser, we need to keep training our brain. Every day we should try to learn one new thing. Doesn’t have to be anything big, even a new word (Scrabble players take note). Then we need to remember what we learned. That’s the hard part, […]

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Family Visits

One of the things we long for as grandparents are the visits from family, especially those cute little grandkids. While it’s an exciting, satisfying time, it can also be exhausting. In my case, we have a house large enough to have everyone over for dinner. But 15 people, including loud preschoolers and babies, makes for […]

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Disney on Ice

This past weekend, I attended Disney on Ice at the Rogers Centre (Skydome) with my 4 year old grandson. The show was two hours long, with a brief intermission half way. Toward the end, he was starting to get restless, but enjoyed most of it. The “Cars” sequence was his favorite and was right at […]

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Nursery School Takes Energy

Wednesday morning. That means nursery school for my two grandsons, ages two and four, and I. It also means a break for each of my daughters, both with new babies. And after two hours on my own with the boys, it means I’m exhausted and ready for a nap – some days more than others. […]

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Why It’s Never Too Late 2 Learn

Below is the text of an article I wrote a couple of years ago, detailing my journey in self-education. At 60 years old now, I’m still learning, still trying to push myself past my comfort level. Why, do you ask, when I could be rocking on my front porch and reading a juicy novel? Because […]

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