Finder of lost gloves

By Steve Galea The other day, Jenn and I stopped at the grocery store parking lot and stepped out of the car, when I suddenly realized one of my gloves was missing from my left…

Beating the November Blues

By Vivian Collings In this week’s upcoming issue of County Life, Janet Trull called this month No-vember in her piece called November calendar. That is my sentiment, exactly. Let’s be honest; if you live in…

Lost and found

By Sharon Lynch It’s funny how sometimes thoughts just pop into your head and surprise you. So thought Monika as she worked outside. The day was unusually mild. She had managed to put up the…

Change of life

By Steve Galea “Aren’t you going to pick that up?” the kid asked. It was a good question. But, the answer wasn’t simple. That’s why I looked at the coin I had just accidentally dropped…

An important day of discomfort

By Vivian Collings I will likely only use the adjectives favourite and sad, together, to describe one noun: Remembrance Day. It has always been one of my favourite days. It has also, naturally, always been…

Being

By Lynda Shadbolt It was a very busy day. My mom and I have been taking advantage of these warm and inspiring November days, and we have been cleaning all the windows and screens in…

Mirror images

By Steve Galea “Which one do you like?”  Jenn said.  It was the question that I had been dreading from the moment we entered into the home décor store.   For, in front of me,…

Hello to my hometown

By Vivian Collings Two songs have been playing on repeat in my head for the past week: Hello, Goodbye by the Beatles and Changes by David Bowie.The two lines in particular, “You say goodbye, and…

Wounded warrior

By Sharon Lynch It was when Jake turned his head that they saw the blood. A red streak smeared the side of the cat’s face, running down from the bottom of his ear. Mark saw…

I deserve better drawers

By Steve Galea Because I am a 60-year-old man, I have now collected a plethora of things that bother me to no end. Having things bother you to no end is one of the greatest…

Whose idea was Daylight Saving Time, anyway?

Maybelle's Fireside Stories Why, if ol’ Maybelle wasn’t scratching my head so hard this morning, my scalp looks like a cat got at it, don’tcha know. And it’s not because it felt itchy. It’s because…

Judy

By Lynda Shadbolt Jim and I just arrived home from our first ever (and not last) trip to the beautiful province of Nova Scotia. We went for a vacation (with a really fun friend), and…

Until later …

By Darren Lum Thank you.Two simple words with great weight.I am grateful to everyone who gave their time, but, more importantly, opened their homes, their lives and their hearts in sharing their stories. I am…

EH! questions answered

Responses to environmentally themed questions from candidates for the Oct. 24 election. Environment Haliburton! has received 22 responses to our environmentally themed questions from the 41 candidates for the Oct. 24 municipal elections. Questions:1) What…

Clearing things up for 911

Dear Editor, We live in central Wilberforce and though we do not have any cell phone service we do have phone service with Bell that continues to work during power outages. Our landline works as…

You have power

By Darren Lum Maybe it’s an exaggeration to believe voting is pivotal to the next four years, but I wonder.Our participation in democracy depends upon the votes we cast. It requires our attention. I believe…

Nothing is something

By Darren Lum There’s lots of time.Twenty-fours to be exact for each day. One hundred sixty-eight hours in a week. Six hundred seventy two hours in a month. Eight thousand sixty-four hours in a year.…

The garden, part 2

By Lynda Shadbolt This story begins on a mid March day in 2022. It was one of those beautiful winter days that felt like spring would soon arrive. The sky was blue, the sun was…

Home is in the mind, the heart

By Darren Lum The past few years I’ve fully realized my middle-age chapter of life.I have the longer than what used to be normal for my thirties recovery time to feel 100 per cent from…

Miracles

By Lynda Shadbolt Someone recently said to me, “Look for miracles, not problems.”I was thinking about that as I worked in our garden starting to clean it up for the winter. A garden is a…