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Why Reading Books are Good for your Brain

We all know that exercising the body is beneficial. But does the old saying “use it or lose it” also apply to our brain? Science says that our brain needs to learn, needs new challenges and needs to be continuously gathering new information to keep it young, healthy and engaged. As it turns out “Reading Books” is one of the best ways to accomplish this! Continue reading “Why Reading Books are Good for your Brain”

Behold Your Memories and Remember Who You Are!

In order to answer the question posed “Who are you?” we must first look to the past. Because that is where our story of “who we are” lives. Somewhere in the vast collection of our memories are individual snapshots of our past, laid out in order on top of a grand table of time. A table of our lifetime! The present is here and gone in an instant. The future is the yet unknown. But the past? The past is always there and can be brought back to life simply by recalling old memories. And these memories tell the story of who we are!

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Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

Right from society’s earliest beginnings, we’ve been told many lies. Thunder and Lightning were the warnings from angry Gods, sacrifice and penance, the only means to appease. Witches steal children and cast spells of drought, disease, famine and plague. That the world itself was flat, and one would fall of the edge if wandering too close. And we all too easily believed them, living in fear while cowering in the shadows of our ignorance. Continue reading “Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!”

Tales of a Road Band: Seedy Bars

As a new band on the scene, we of course had to start at the bottom. We played our share of low-paying seedy joints to begin with and one of the very first (and worst?) was a Hamilton north-end bar called the “Picton Tavern.” It had a reputation for being rough and rowdy and at times downright dangerous. And although our music went over well, the patrons there lived up to their billing. They were not … let’s say β€” ideal citizens?

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What Reality Are You Living in?

Reality: a state of things as they are, rather than as they are imagined to be. Yet, as we all know, one man’s/woman’s reality is not another’s. We all live in our own personal realities based on life experiences, perceptions and beliefs. And so, “My reality is not your reality!” The question then becomes, which one of our realities are real? Or even perhaps? Are “any” of our realities real? Continue reading “What Reality Are You Living in?”