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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.

Moments

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

Calendar girls redux

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Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

On the heels of their successful 2006 Calendar Girls-inspired fundraising project, 21 male and female residents of Toronto's Claremont Retirement Residence have launched their 2007 calendar, entitled Live Your Dream. Each month features a resident photographed in a setting that fulfilled...

Rocker earns Hall of Fame spot

Mar 01, 2007 - 8 comments

As part of the lead-up to Canada's biggest annual music-industry party, the Juno Awards, it was announced that legendary music producer Bob Rock will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame Credited on multi-platinum-selling albums ranging from heavy-hitting metal...

Energy savings start at home

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News&Views, News Photo
Mar 01, 2007 - 6 comments

Canadians are hearing the call of the green. They're being encouraged to help conserve energy in this country. Every year, each Canadian produces, on average, over five tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs). "It's a chilling thought, but as much as 30...

Support Paraguay on Prayer Day

Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

World Day of Prayer is observed by 170 countries on the first Friday in March and is sponsored by the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada. Each year women of a specific country write the program and we pray for them and...

Boomers aren't slowing down in the bedroom

Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

A recent survey of baby boomer sexual practices indicates that some habits perhaps acquired during the 'free-sex' era of the 1960s die hard. The Sex and Intimacy Survey was conducted by Boston-based 50-plus media company Eons and released on Feb. 9....

Feminists and Afghanistan

Mar 01, 2007 - 6 comments

Recently, an article by J.L. Granatstein has been appearing on the opinion pages of various Canadian newspapers entitled, The Left, Feminists and Afghanistan. In it, Granatstein makes a pitch for Canadian feminists to support the war in Afghanistan and a proposed...

Define 'dramatic comedy'

Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The recent interview of Helen Mirren by Honie Stevens was indeed a complete, concise and correct overview of the excellent movie The Queen -- except for the implication that it was a "comedy drama"! What an outrageous error in judgment, and...

Hansen project gets funding

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Mar 01, 2007 - 6 comments

A federal contribution of $30-million announced on Feb. 2 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper will help create a Canada-wide network for spinal-cord research, Rick Hansen says. The wheelchair-bound Hansen, 49, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his Man in Motion...

Ban cluster bombs

Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

It was with growing disgust that I read how the U.S. is investigating Israel's alleged use of cluster bombs against civilians in Lebanon during last summer's conflict. Cluster bombs are among the most outrageous weapons utilized by man against man. The...

Buyer beware

Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The first two months of 2007 haven't been kind to Suzanne Somers, our cover subject for March. In January was the fire that levelled her Malibu home. (She has another one in Palm Springs.). This loss served to introduce the world...