Articles written by: Barbara Moser

Live from Leon, Nicaragua
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Live from Leon, Nicaragua

Surprise! It’s March and we’re in Leon, Nicaragua, the capital of the Sandanista revolution that overthrew the Samosa regime in 1979. This is the first Times and Places article to be written on the spot. We flew into Managua, the capital, two nights ago and found a private taxi to […]

Floyd, the amazing piano-playing cat, made audiences purr
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Floyd, the amazing piano-playing cat, made audiences purr

You know how first cats are. They are like first loves. And I don’t mean puppy love. You will never find another cat like your first. We got Floyd as a kitten in 1978, before we had our first child. My then-husband named him after one of his friends, Floyd […]

Diego, right, is happy in Los Angeles with his stepbrother, Geordie. (Photo: Todd Pritchett)
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When you love someone — like Diego — let him stay

I had every intention of bringing Diego, my Chihuahua pinscher, home from L.A., where he has been living since July. We adopted Diego three years ago and he has been one of the two loves of my life. We put a lot of love and training into him but alas […]

The lightness of being in the dark
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The lightness of being in the dark

In late October, the electricity was off for at least six hours because of a windstorm that came howling through Montreal at 70-100 kilometres an hour, leaving small-scale destruction in its path. It was hard to drive on the dark streets, and some motorists weren’t taking turns at intersections where […]

Greece: Chilling in Lipsi  on Juliette’s beach
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Greece: Chilling in Lipsi on Juliette’s beach

Lipsi is our new favourite Greek island, and when we make that statement we’re not merely paying lip service to its charms. We arrived on a small, passenger-only ferry called Patmos Star. It was a topsy-turvy trip. Once ashore in Lipsi town, the main port, we were greeted by an […]

This photo of Joe King was a gift to Barbara Moser from the King himself.
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Appreciation: The ST’s King of the one-liners will be missed

We have lost our Joe King and we will miss him. Joe was the associate editor of The Senior Times in the late ’80s and early ’90s and a talented and comical addition to our staff. Joe was always … you guessed it … jo(e)king. He died October 26 at […]

The Senior Times in the ’80s: Letting you in on a few hot issues
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The Senior Times in the ’80s: Letting you in on a few hot issues

We can’t all be perfect all of the time. Here are a few of our biggest bloopers. On the right-hand side of one of our papers printed in the 1980s, there was a half-page box with the words “X ad goes here.” We had sent the film to the printer […]

Restaurant review: Le Caveau de Szechuan
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Restaurant review: Le Caveau de Szechuan

I was looking for a chance to relax after a hard day teaching at Dawson when I walked into Le Caveau de Szechuan with Irwin and my daughter Molly. It was about 6:30 on a quiet Wednesday evening and the scene at Le Caveau de Szechuan on Monkland at Hampton […]

Photo gallery: Peruvian faces and places
Travel

Photo gallery: Peruvian faces and places

During the winter of 2012-13, Barbara Moser toured the area around Cusco, Peru. This is a selection of her photographs.

Barbara Moser and her mother, Eva, at the Times of Your Life Festival in ’89.
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First Person: No family or residence is perfect, but we must try harder

Losing my mother, Eva, in early July was nothing like I thought it would be. I thought I had done what I could to make sure she was taken care of by finding a small residence with people who seemed to love her. I placed her there seven years ago […]