Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

A Season To Forget

I started writing this post in August, finished it a couple of times but never got around to publishing it. Today though, as I will attend my last live football game of the season, I figure I should share it. The Canadian professional football season is almost over. Today the conference finals, next Sunday the Grey […]

Thoughts for Saturday

One of the first things I do each Saturday morning is check my email for the weekly opinion piece by Ray Pennings, who is Executive Vice President of the think tank Cardus. Ray always makes me think, sometimes challenging my beliefs. other times expressing my thoughts much more elequently what I have been thinking. Ray’s […]

You Never Know…

Sometimes you are struck by just how small the world can be. I’ve had this photo sitting on my desk for about three months now. I found it when I was going through a box of old paperwork. None of the people in the photo looked familiar. Except me of course. I’m the one with […]

Right Thinking Triumphs

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Cohesiveness, or the desire for cohesiveness, in a group may produce a tendency among its members to agree at all costs. This causes the […]

What Is Missing?

It is the first Sunday of Advent, which is when our family usually puts up the Chruistmas tree. We jumped the gun a little this year since we had a busy Sunday scheduled and did it a day early. Our routine is that I put the tree together and the rest of the family decorates. […]

Time to Get Back

There’s a famous quote about sausage making that director Peter Jackson should have given more thought to. “To retain respect for laws and sausages, one must not watch them in the making.” Maybe we would have been better off not knowing. Jackson’s  latest film, Get Back, an eight hour plus extravaganza in three parts, shows The […]

Remembrance Day Memories

Today is Remembrance Day, a time to reflect on wars past and those who fought them. As I write this, I haven’t decided if I will be attending the ceremonies in person or watching on television. Originally I thought I would write some new reflections for this day – I have many unused phtoos of […]

Sometimes You Are Wrong

So am I. I was an early adopter of cloth bags for my groceries. I felt virtuous in refusing plastic. I was doing my small part to protect our environment. Turns out I shoudl have stuck with plastic if I wanted to help the environment. That doesn’t make sense to me, but who am I […]

Trusting To Memory

I’ve been going through some old family photos. It is an at times frustrating experience. When we take the photo we know we will never forget the moment. It will be burned into our consciousness forever. So there is no reason to write on the back of the picture who is in it. How could […]

Turtle Time

What do you do if you are driving along and have to stop and wait for a turtle to cross the road? I came across this sign earlier this week near Picton, Ontario, and had to wonder. How long does it take a turtle to get to the other side? How often do turtles cross? […]