Christmas Wishes from Barboria

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Barboria! May you enjoy a wonderful holiday season with family and friends, and best wishes for a very happy New Year 2017!

‘Late to the Ball’ by Gerald Marzorati

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Around the age of fifty-four, Gerald Marzorati, the longtime editor of New York Times Magazine, decided to learn a sport. A difficult sport to challenge him, to test his physical and mental abilities as well as his determination without repeating his “play history” from his youth. He found such a sport. Tennis. He says in… View Article

‘Late to the Ball’ by Gerald Marzorati

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Gerald Marzorati, the longtime editor of New York Times Magazine, recalls the “personal, emotionally complicated narrative of [his] childhood experiences of games and sports”. He played a brief season of football, resulting in a concussion. Then he tried baseball, only to end up with a leg injury. His basketball experience with a riot following an… View Article

Alberta's motto in the Alberta Legislature.

Important Issues of Alberta Election 2012

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Of the many issues in the Alberta election of 2012, three stand out from the rest – control of decisions between elections returned to Albertans rather than staying with the provincial government, control of government expenses and a balanced budget leading to Alberta government’s financial accountability to the voters, and local government control for local… View Article


‘The Best Time of Your Life’ by Margaret Trudeau

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‘The Best Time of Your Life’ by Margaret Trudeau is one of those books which one wishes to have found some fifteen years earlier. It is intended for young women to benefit from Mrs. Trudeau’s experience but for older women of the boomer generation, particularly the financial information, this work truly resonates. The book describes… View Article


Alzheimer’s Prevention for Twentysomethings

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Meg Jay’s book ‘The Defining Decade’, written on a timely and interesting subject, is full of wonderful information and wisdom. The author chooses to head each chapter with memorable and apt quotes which are truly food for thought. She most probably did not think of Alzheimer’s prevention as being one of the results of using… View Article


Work Gets in the Way of Having Fun

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Do you ever find that just as you start working in a job that there are now more events which just happen to fall on those days or evenings when you are busy? On a regular basis. Again. It happens even when one works in an unpaid job. On weekends I sometimes volunteer at a… View Article


Dinner at Edgemont

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For a woman, a dinner invitation is always a cause for eager anticipation. There is the pleasure of dressing up for the event and there is no need to get dinner ready at home. A few years back my daughter Brooke, just out of teenage years, and my husband Glen were to accompany me to… View Article