When I first heard the term “father- wounds” I must confess it was totally unfamiliar to me, but as I started to read through John Eldredge’s classic book “Wild At Heart” I began to realize that a huge percentage of us men have been emotionally wounded by our earthly fathers.
This past week has given witness to very stark contrasting examples of Leadership and the presence (or absence) of Emotional Intelligence. It is only fitting that this column turns our focus to leadership and how the role is enhanced by emotionally- intelligent incumbents.
Britain’s The Guardian newspaper reported last Saturday that the Republic of Ireland voted by a landslide on May 25 to legalize abortion. It went on to say that the country, which historically has been considered a “bastion of religious conservatism”, has now become “one of Europe’s most tolerant democracies.”
Twenty years ago, Petawawa troops held their ground in one of the most remarkable episodes of Canada's peacekeeping mission in the former Yugoslavia.
Anglers in search of northern pike and walleye have been out in full force with both species now fair game across the Valley, or Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 15 as our government calls it.
“It is an honour and a pleasure for me to have the privilege of presiding over the 1947 council. I bespeak at the outset the co-operation of all members. To all the new members, I extend a cordial welcome and trust that they will find municipal work interesting to them.”
“In refusing to accept an acclamation for the office of mayor of Pembroke for the next two years because a technicality made it possible for him to claim election without a contest, Arthur A. Wallace has set an example for sportsmanship and fairness which is all too often lacking in public life.”
A discussion earlier last week sparked me to dig out this ‘repeat’ column on plantar fasciitis, so I hope you find it helpful. Pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel that is usually worse in the morning when you take your first steps out of bed is one of the major complaints of those with plantar fasciitis.
There I was sitting in the doctor’s office the other day when in she came, a mom with her gang of kids, four of them. They looked as if they were about three, six, eight and nine – two boys and two girls.
In May and June, we particularly honour our parents. Here are two pieces about mine.
The Willowdale Community Choir under the direction of Melissa Davis gave a powerful rendition of Instruments of Peace last Sunday night in Toronto as a crowd of close to 25,000 people gathered to mourn and remember the victims of the deadly Toronto van attack.
Waiting Wrighten by: Katrina Smith Waiting, Waiting feels forever It is forever Waiting on some...
It’s hard to believe, I’ve been writing Kernels of Wisdom now for almost 29 years!
The Canadian Press article published on April 24, 2018 contains a number of inaccuracies and misleading comments about Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF), the NPD Closure Project in Rolphton, Ontario, and the WR-1 Closure Project in Pinawa, Manitoba, which threaten to undermine public confidence in o
Very impressed by Community ChoirOn the evening of April 22nd I attended the Pembroke Community Choir concert at Calvin United Church. I was impressed as I have attended many choirs and concerts throughout Canada and the world and this event was equal to or above what I have paid hundreds of dollars to hear. We here in Pembroke are very privileged
Following the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the antisemitic policy of Adolf Hitler and his high command herded almost 400,000 Jews, 30 per cent of Warsaw’s population, into a ghetto.
We all search for ways to be better versions of ourselves – a never-ending pursuit of self-improvement and opportunities for growth
Years ago, in high school when I was 18, a friend of mine died.We were a close group of friends - Friday afternoon hockey games (we skipped school), late nights and early mornings.The death was sudden and jolting. We were only in our late teens. We had our whole lives in front of us.At the time there was no such thing as grief counsellors or any re
For thousands of wild gobbler enthusiasts, next Wednesday (April 25) will be like Christmas morning, but with long beards and spurs under the tree.