FAMILY VALUES: Ending Marriage’s Bad Rap

If an alien were to peruse the magazines at the checkout counter, he or she would likely conclude that humans are all masochists: we’re...

The Christmas Shuffle

A DJ on a radio station recently asked listeners if they would dump Christmas if they could. Perhaps not surprisingly, quite a few said...

Misguided Society

I find it very strange how, in the last few years, morality issues for teenagers have been turned on their heads. Things which used...

First Do No Harm

The Ontario Liberal government is in a dither expanding the Human Rights Commissions, to the tune of several millions dollars, to ensure that no...

Differing Agendas

Most parents have an agenda when it comes to their kids, and so they should. We are the ones with the biggest stake in...

History Without all those Nasty Bits

History has changed a lot in the last few years, and I don’t mean because of 9/11. No, it’s changed because textbook companies are...

The Value of Values

Who’s against putting values in the schools? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?* Of course not. It would be like being against puppies, or butterflies, or the continuing...

Our Only Defense

I am sick of turning on the computer and seeing the headline of the latest shooting. Last week it was 32 in Virginia. (Not...

FAMILY VALUES: 25 Marriage Tips

With June, the wedding month, peeking around the corner at us, I thought it was time to present you with twenty-five tips for a...

When Sports Became a Big Game

Remember the movie Chariots of Fire? Sprinter Eric Liddell ran for the pure joy of running. But when the 1924 Olympics scheduled the 100...

Things That Bug Me

Lately in these columns I’ve been trying to write about light and happy things. My life has been pretty busy and stressful lately, and...

I’m Scared

My family and I flew out of Heathrow Airport four days before the terror arrests, and that was just a little too close for...

Saying Thanks

Thanksgiving should be a lovely holiday: we get together with loved ones, we eat a delicious meal, and we talk about our blessings. But...

A Little Higher Than the Squirrels

Squirrels are nature’s little speedbumps, my daughter likes to say. This time of year it’s a pretty apt description, with all the plump squirrels...

Just Between Moms

On Sunday many of you will be greeted in bed with slobbery kisses, watery coffee, and soggy cereal. Having been forced many times to...