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  • Supplements to learning

    I remember clearly being given my school supplies. In Grade 1 they consisted of a slate, a slate pencil and a damp rag. I was the only kid in ...

  • Just a bit much

    I hope you've heard of at least a couple of these things yourself. Otherwise, you probably won't believe me. I swear with all my heart and soul ...

  • Lunar lie

    There are explanations for this. A moon rock given to the Dutch National Museum turns out to be fake! Tests have shown it to be petrified wood! ...

  • A fish in the hand

    "I think I can," I said. "I think you can," said Other Half. "No doubt in my mind," said Number One Son. OK, so I'm going fishing. First time in ...

  • Turnaround

    The chickens are returning to the henhouse to roost. The cows are coming in from the pasture. The earthworms ... Naw, that doesn't fit. But the ...

  • And then she said ...

    This is not a sad column. But for those of you who were left wondering after my last column about my mother, I regret to say she passed on last ...

  • Long day's journey into night

    It is Dec. 29, 2002, and my father has just died. I look through the patio doors to where large birch, aspen, apple, plum and cherry bend in ...

  • Doughnut holes

    It was a most scintillating conversation. Fourteen of us sitting around the dinner table. Eight were kids, which may explain the topic that had ...

  • The Importance of the Trivial

    What did the Prime Minister do with the communion wafer? (And other news headlines that drastically affect the way we live and breathe and have ...

  • Rescue squad

    This story is fiction. Harlequin fiction, perhaps, but still fiction. In the meantime, please be warned. This column has elements of sex in it. ...