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Flavour Guy: The bread and butter of rebranding with the Blonchkys
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Flavour Guy: The bread and butter of rebranding with the Blonchkys

The kitchen needs rebranding. We had done the essential renovations. The 30-year-old gas stove, which was leaking just a little, sometimes, was replaced by a shiny new range. Stores do not sell plain stoves any more, we found—they sell gas convection slide in ranges, the price increasing by the syllable. […]

Word Nerd: Donkey kicked that arse out of the lexicon
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Word Nerd: Donkey kicked that arse out of the lexicon

In January, I listened to a podcast at lexiconvalley@slate.com that discussed the proclivity of New Yorkers to drop their Rs in speech. This phenomenon is known to linguists as non-rhoticity and is common to several English accents in North America and abroad. Podcast host Mike Vuolo by way of example […]

Generations: Fathers — and mothers — need a little fun and relaxation too
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Generations: Fathers — and mothers — need a little fun and relaxation too

With respect to Fathers Day and the role of men in general, I can’t help but reflect sadly that even as a young child, I had no grandfather figure with whom I could build memories. Both my grandfathers died too early. However, I adored my father. As the sole breadwinner […]

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Sun Youth celebrates Mother’s and Father’s Day

Sun Youth and The Senior Times welcome guest columnist Joseph Munro. Last month, Sun Youth’s seniors’ club held its annual Mother’s & Father’s Day luncheon, bringing members together to celebrate and pay homage to their commitment as parents and grandparents. The club is a leisure-oriented program started more than 20 […]

Flavour Guy on Father’s Day: Stop counting at 100
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Flavour Guy on Father’s Day: Stop counting at 100

Depending upon where I am, I will be asked one of three questions to establish who I am. The process of determining identity—whether one is friend or foe—and who can be trusted is not so obvious. One way of knowing who someone is, is by finding out where they are […]

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Legal Ease: How the head of the household became a team player

We hear about how women’s rights have increased over the years. Today, as Father’s Day approaches, let’s consider how our laws have affected the position of the man within the family over the years. In 1866 when the Civil Code of Lower Canada (now the Quebec Civil Code) became law, […]

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Let’s Talk About It: Location, location, language

Many seniors live in neighbourhoods that once matched their needs. Flash forward 50 years. Some adult children left Montreal during the ’70s exodus. While travel was frequent by parents and children, eventually the parents were the ones travelling less. Over time their parents’ support system shrunk as communities changed. Now, […]

Smart Shopping: Hit the road and take a dive, Dad—with me
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Smart Shopping: Hit the road and take a dive, Dad—with me

Dad’s turn. In June we celebrate our fathers, and the best thing we can give them is our time. Here are some ways to accumulate delightful memories. First? Take a road trip together. I’ll bet you remember fondly those road trips you took when you were a kid. Well, road […]

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Financial Fitness: Reduce investment stress

We know that stress can have many adverse affects on our lives and can affect the quality of our health. Cutting out stressors, including in investment activities, can have a positive affect. But how? Here are a few possible stress-busters. Know your risk tolerance. If you’re constantly worrying about the […]

Our Man in New York: Eldridge Street Synagogue a monument to faith and immigration
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Our Man in New York: Eldridge Street Synagogue a monument to faith and immigration

Strolling past Fang Fang Bakery, KK Delicious Dumpling Shop and the Buddhist Association in New York’s Lower East Side Chinatown, you come upon a stone building with four rickety steps leading down to a little door and an unimpressive basement. Inside this room are a few pictures, a gift shop, […]