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Women on the move: Becky

Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.


Only you will ever know the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Jazz, folk and classical: Toronto sure is musical in November

Nov 18, 2012 - 7 comments

I can't believe how many concerts I want to see in November. Classical, jazz, blues, soul and folk – something for everyone, and everything for me!

City Lights: Zombie Month in Toronto continues to grow

Oct 15, 2012 - 5 comments

Zombie Month / Films After Dark / Festival of Authors comes to Harbourfront - click headline or photo for info.

Reserve 29th for Nuit Blanche

Sep 07, 2012 - 24 comments

No matter what else is happening in your life, September means it’s time to enjoy The Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 6 to 16 - click headline or photo

Jazz in Markham, Picasso in TO!

Aug 05, 2012 - 13 comments

The Markham Jazz Festival celebrates 15 years of bringing great music to Markham and Unionville, and I’ve attended this event every year for the past decade. It always had a strong line-up but in the past few years, thanks to their musical director Michael Occhipinti, it’s gone to new levels - click headline or photo

City Lights Toronto: Jazz, rock and Pride highlights in June

Jun 21, 2012 - 6 comments

June is one of my favourite months for many reasons – most of them being festivals! Luminato, NXNE, Pride Week and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival all have so much to offer for locals and tourists alike - click headline or photo for Jaymz Bee's tips

Toronto Symphony joins Takei for three nights of sci-fi hymns

May 03, 2012 - 4 comments

George Takei, a.k.a. Captain Sulu of the Starship Enterprise on the sci-fi franchise Star Trek, will be the host of a truly unique evening of classical music on ENDING TONIGHT at Roy Thomson Hall. (Photo - Esther Jun and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee performing in Kim’s Convenience)

City Lights Toronto: Friday, April 13 offers a trio of treats

Apr 10, 2012 - 4 comments

For those of you folk who think Friday the 13th is unlucky, I have information that will cause you to dispense with that superstition and get out of the house to enjoy some top-notch entertainment. I’m only sorry I can’t be cloned so I can take in all this action! Click headline or photo

City Lights: March right in to shows for all ages in Toronto

Mar 19, 2012 - 14 comments

Potted Potter until Apr. 8 / Nikki Glasser and The Cool Chicks of Comedy at Yuk Yuks Mar. 23, 24 / "One of the world’s most renowned pianists, Adam Makowicz" Mar. 30 - click headline or photo for details

City Lights Toronto: Great jazz to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Feb 06, 2012 - 5 comments

Groundhog Day aside, February is the month for lovers! If you are looking for something special to do with someone you love, be it spouse, date, friend or family member, here are some suggestions - click headline or photo

Hunt down your own tree at these farms

Dec 18, 2011 - 19 comments

I used to be one of those people who believed that a Christmas tree was an environmental no-no