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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

Where have all the small birds gone?

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Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Ontario's eagles are soaring while sparrows fall. The picture across the province is that eagles and most other big birds of prey are doing well but many smaller species, including swallows and other familiar songbirds, are in steep decline, according to...

3 for the road

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Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

The question was put to me: asked to name three luxury cars that I could recommend for long-distance travel - say, to a snowbird driving south and then maybe taking off on a cross-continental trip - what vehicles would I choose?...

Dancing & romancing

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Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

It's kind of an insiders' secret across Canada - the place where older folks have a bite to eat, hang out, meet old or make new friends, take a spin on the dance floor and maybe find romance on Saturday night....

Curling with Colleen

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Jan 14, 2008 - 4 comments

Champion curler Colleen Jones has some secrets to share. Unfortunately, she's not dishing the dirt in her new book Curling Secrets (Nimbus Publishing). The slim volume is a combination of instruction, strategy and motivation written for curlers. The six-time national and...

Bingo was her downfall

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Lorraine Boutilier tried to cope with the growing stress and loneliness in her life by hanging out with friends at the local bingo hall. Sometimes she was there as often as three times a day, five days a week, her lawyer...

Templar tales

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Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Knights of the Black and White by Jack Whyte Viking Canada, 2006 Inspired by Michael Baigent's Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Knights of the Black and White, is Jack Whyte's fictionalized account of the creation of the Templar Knights, a unique order...

And you thought you had problems

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Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

We've all had bad days, really bad days, even bad years, but nothing in our past could even come close to what these authors have undergone. After reading about their experiences, you'll feel a whole lot better about your own life....