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Driving home the benefits of staying active important

Driving home the benefits of staying active important

I was struggling through my routine at the gym in April when the owner came up to me. "Give me something to share on Twitter for Earth Day," he demanded.
Plant your seeds well

Plant your seeds well

The Preacher and I have just returned to Hope House after a two week road-trip, sandwiching visits to family and friends between speaking engagements.Things changed in our absence. The forest of maples in our side yard had no foliage when we left.
Always take note

Always take note

Being a writer does not mean being too proud to look up words in the dictionary. In fact, the opposite is true. Not recognizing a word gives me a panicky, disconnected feeling-almost like a strange child walking up to me and calling me "mom.
Time for a tune-up?

Time for a tune-up?

Spring on the prairies is a time for shedding winter clothes, opening windows and feeling the warm sun. It's also a time for getting your car tuned up and ready for summer travels.
I dream of Sherlock

I dream of Sherlock

My husband came home with two old, fabric-bound volumes the other day. They were the complete set of Sherlock Holmes adventures.
Vehicles vandalized

Vehicles vandalized

On March 8, the Yorkton Municipal RCMP Detachment received a complaint of vandalism to two vehicles belonging to members of the same family.
Gulf oil disaster should set off alarm bells

Gulf oil disaster should set off alarm bells

It could never happen here. That was Prime Minister Stephen Harper's assurance in the wake of the massive oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which he referred to as "an environmental catastrophe unlike anything we've seen in quite a long time".
The worst Sask. politics has ever been

The worst Sask. politics has ever been

A month ago we explored the question of whether nastiness at the Saskatchewan legislature has reached a low point in our province's political history.
What do you think you have?

What do you think you have?

I have phantom fuzz. "You have WHAT?" said the Preacher, when he walked into the bedroom and found me inspecting my left foot. "Phantom fuzz." Toe jam. You know. Dead skin, sock fluff, sand, dirt. All mixed up with accumulated skin oils and bacteria.
School garden programs: nurturing and nutritious

School garden programs: nurturing and nutritious

Do you know of a great multi-subject learning environment? From reading to science, math to nutrition, it's possible to learn it all in the garden. Garden-based learning uses the garden as a teaching tool.