We’re not all destined to be poets. Still, in Governor General’s award-winning author Michael Harris’ book Solitude: a Singular Life in a Crowded World, the writer describes our society as one that embraces sharing like never before. According to Harris, fuelled by our dependence on mobile devices and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive connection.
Joyce Wayne has been writing about social issues, business and culture for forty years.
This year she is publishing her second novel, Last Night of the World, a spy thriller about Soviet spies operating in Canada during World War II. Joyce is also the author of The Cook’s Temptation. An award-winning journalist, Joyce is most interested in the stories of men and women trying to thrive in challenging circumstances.
Here, she is exploring matters relevant to the lives of retirees and soon-to-be-retirees facing the rapidly changing circumstances of the new retirement.
Joyce Wayne: Retirement Matters
For the 2019 holiday season, consider letting go. Self-control might be a burden, that for a least one week in December, you can forget about.
It’s not the same as embarking on a European river cruise, but you might be surprised how good random acts of kindness can make you feel.
No one ever suggested that this was dangerous behaviour until Malcolm Gladwell published his recent number one bestselling book Talking to Strangers. In this new book, Gladwell argues that something is very wrong with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know.
Being a member of the Canadian Legion has been a big part of Edward Tramer’s life for sixty-four years.
Most of my life, I’ve been advised to “not sweat the small stuff.” Now that I’m retired –except for writing–and searching for ways to work smarter while making life increasingly pleasant
What does it mean to grow old in Canada? How much has the profile of older Canadians changed in recent years
For the first time in a long time, I’ve been to places where laundry is drying on an outdoor clothesline.
“It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and the regrets into old age.”
– Margaret Mead
Teaching at a community college is a great job and no one in her right mind should complain about it.
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