Thank you one and all for the wishes and greetings at this time of the year. We should all be grateful for the opportunity to give it another try and see if we can live up to even more of our slightly unrealistic resolutions.
It's nice to look back at the past year and I can't help comparing myself to the guy who gets the football and sets out to make a home run. It is head down, and give it all you've got. With a lot of fancy dancing and weaving you are suddenly over the touch line… Continue
Added by Gord Hodgkins on December 31, 2009 at 4:22pm —
Seven years ago my husband stopped me while walking out of a bar to watch the last few seconds of a basketball game. While I didn't mind waiting, it seemed ridiculous to me to watch when the game had clearly been decided. (I knew NOTHING about basketball)There were less than 3 seconds on the clock. Lakers were down by two. Kobe got the ball and nailed a three pointer to win the game. From that moment on I've been a basketball fan, specifically a Lakers fan. The team has struggled since then and… Continue
Added by debra joy on December 31, 2009 at 1:33pm —
Are You Ready for the New Year? Do You Suffer from the No Time
Excuses for not exercising each day abound. Maybe the excuse involves an injury, or a medical condition, or a dislike of gym, or the absence of a spouse to walk with, or a job that involves travel.
One excuse, though, crops up more than any other: there just isn’t enough time! As a chronic user of this excuse, I can write about it as an expert. For most of my adult life, I could never find the… Continue
Added by Carole L. Carson on December 30, 2009 at 6:09pm —
I got an email last week from a woman who had a real dilemma about the invitation to live next year as if she only has A YEAR TO LIVE
She wrote that if she really had a year to live she'd want to visit all of her family across the country, followed by a round the world trip with her husband and dog. She would return home to visit all her friends and sit on back deck of her… Continue
Added by debra joy on December 28, 2009 at 2:48pm —
I thought I was through the fear. When I first considered living next year as if I only have A YEAR TO LIVE, it scared me. It excited and inspired me, no doubt, but it also scared me. Would I be brave enough to make the choices that I would really make if it were my last year. How would it effect those around me. Would people think I was crazy. Should I tell people about it or not.
The more I wanted to do this the more it scared me. Once I committed to doing it the fear increased. I… Continue
Added by debra joy on December 27, 2009 at 8:06pm —
Warm Caesar Asiago Spinach Dip
This restaurant-quality easy-to-prepare dip will soon become a favourite at all of your celebrations and informal get togethers… if you are willing to share!
2 tbsp olive oil
1 white onion, julienned
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
3 cups fresh spinach, blanched (plunged into boiling water for 30 seconds and… Continue
Added by Nicole on December 22, 2009 at 4:19pm —
Chipotle Caesar Shrimp on Cous Cous with Salad
The combination of fresh ingredients and the smoky-flavour of chipotle pepper will delight your taste buds. This colourful creation will certainly make a statement and be memorable for your guests.
1 cup cous cous
1½ cup water
1 roasted red pepper, julienned
2 green onion, chopped
1 tbsp chopped parsley
½ tsp… Continue
Added by Nicole on December 22, 2009 at 4:00pm —
A few people have told me that A YEAR TO LIVE
is too big a project. "Why a year?", "That's too long to commit", "People will drop out", "Try a day or a month" and other such comments have been voiced by concerned friends.
"Why a YEAR?" is a good question. Frankly it's the first thing that came to mind and it just felt right. (That's pretty much how I make all important… Continue
Added by debra joy on December 22, 2009 at 3:24pm —
This holiday, spend some family-time with Frank Proctor and his friends Tiny the Welland Canal Monster and Clarence the Clam, in their adventure to save Santa Claus! The New AM740 – ZoomerRadio is proud to present an exclusive webcast of the Family Christmas Special “The Day The Welland Canal Monster Met Santa”, written and read by our very own Frank Proctor.
Frank originally conceived the Niagara fairy-tale in 1978 as a Christmas Eve program for St. Catharines radio CKTB. After… Continue
Added by The New AM 740 - Zoomer Radio on December 22, 2009 at 10:17am —
A recent update from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act - Alliance addresses the Province of Ontario's political views on the issue of spending provincial tax dollars towards improving accessibility in public spaces. It is clear that the government is pushing the responsibility of public accessibility to private industry and indicated that minimal tax dollars will be spent on improving access for people living with disabilities.
The provincial social services budget… Continue
Added by Ronny Wiskin on December 21, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I had lunch with Pam Maloney
who said that since agreeing to live next year as if it's her last she's been more present to her own experience. In yoga class she thought, "what if this was my last class ever?". She didn't push herself to do the best yoga EVER. She didn't feel melancholy or remorse. She focused on her breath and allowed her awareness to turn completely inward to the magic that was going on inside her body. She became… Continue
Added by debra joy on December 21, 2009 at 5:03pm —
It was with some degree of bemused detachment, like an out-of-body experience, that I read the news reports that the Ontario government is planning on selling of some of its prized monopolies; we euphemistically refer to them as crown corporations.
As a student of both economics and business, I have understood and even appreciated the historic need for certain single-provider businesses. When the provision of essential services became… Continue
Added by Eric Vengroff on December 20, 2009 at 10:23pm —
Sometimes it’s just the time of the year, a time where our emotions overspill into nostalgia, good memories and happy times. It’s Christmas, a Christian festival, a retailers dream and possibly the most ultimate fiesta of joy and goodwill. As it turns out Christmas isn’t just a Christian celebration anymore, it’s a holiday for most of us, religious or not, for family reunions and friends to discover that friendship is the golden opportunity to never be alone.
And, as happenstance… Continue
Added by Kenneth Shields on December 19, 2009 at 9:21am —
Hi any know of Bertha Morrison born in PEI 1915,
Added by wayne w. bastin on December 18, 2009 at 2:49pm —
People think I'm crazy. That's nothing new, but their reasons for thinking it are. "How can someone so full of life be so fascinated with death?", they've asked me.
I'm not fascinated with death. I love life! It's just that I have a great respect for the death. I'm fascinated with growth and honesty and vulnerability, and there is a potential for all of those experiences to be heightened during the transition stage known as death. See the difference?
A few years ago my… Continue
Added by debra joy on December 18, 2009 at 12:07pm —
I’ve been late in producing material before but (like last time) I feel as though I have a legitimate excuse. I just became a father again – this time to a dog. As a result I haven’t been feeling quite up to par. I fear the sleepless nights, early morning and late night walks, and general distractions involved in managing a 9-week old “schnoodle” (a schnauzer/poodle cross) are catching up to me.
It’s been just over four years since we put Farfel, our miniature Schnauzer, in the… Continue
Added by Eric Vengroff on December 17, 2009 at 9:07pm —
Republican Linda Upmeyer, a nurse practitioner, introduced her fellow legislators and their staff to new fitness habits through a program called “Lighten Up.” She asked each Iowa official to weigh in publicly which met, as you can imagine, with some resistance. Undaunted, she asked the Department of Public Health to bring a huge cart scale into the Capitol for mass weigh-ins of 371 people, in groups of about 50, and added up the total: 18.7 tons (37,477 pounds). The lawmakers were then divided… Continue
Added by Carole L. Carson on December 16, 2009 at 4:39pm —
Any body who went to Earl Haig Collegiate or gathered at the Willowdale restaurant, K & K. Billiards in the 60's will no doubt remember Dale Fulton. He passed away on Dec 11. One of the nicest chaps you could ever meet. He will be missed a lot.
Added by Dave J. on December 16, 2009 at 11:09am —
Just a little note on safety.
I am also a member of Facebook and today they made some changes that made it possible to google a person and end up on there page with access to their information. I made the necessary changes to my account and then had a friend google me to see that I had done it right. Well everything was well with my facebook account but she ended up at my Zooners page. I have made some changes but it might be worthwhile to have a friend google you and see if anything comes… Continue
Added by George Robertson on December 15, 2009 at 4:14am —
If you don't increase my CPP, I will vote you out of office. In turn, I want your pension confiscated. You have not lived up to your fiduciary duty. There are millions of us and we will not suffer silently. Believe me, you will feel the pain at the ballot box for decades. I have paid into CPP for 42 years. Don't tell me to work longer. Don't tell me you don't have the money. Don't blame the stock market. It was incompetent to speculate with my money that you… Continue
Added by Michael Clancy on December 14, 2009 at 9:01pm —