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Ammo, amas, amat: A liberal loves guns

My Big Plans for SHTF Day, Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Glock Model 17 Nine-Millimetre Semi-Automatic with Trijicon Night Sights, Maritime Spring Cups and a Wolff Competition Trigger Kit. By CONTRARIAN I have an office downtown in a major Canadian city. I have a few eclectic items strung around it... read more

Guides & Books

A dazzling look at Canada’s wildlife

Bill Keay is one of Canada’s best wildlife photographers — and judging  by a new book, that’s become a family tradition. Walk on the Wild Side is full of stories about a unique family of wildlife photographers: Bill, his wife, Wanda and their two daughters, Serena and Angela. “Come with us on our adventures, from... read more

Charts | Women

Why women can’t sleep

Have you ever wondered how a woman’s brain works? Well, it’s finally explained here in one, easy-to-understand illustration. Every one of those little blue balls is a thought about something that needs to be done, a decision or a problem that needs to be solved. A man only has only two balls and they consume... read more

Health & Fitness

Nine keys to aging well

By JONATHAN YOUNG There are some things that get better as we age. On our best days, we have a kind of grace. We are works-in-progress and even in later life new qualities surface. Some aspects are coming along faster than others. Other features come and go. In general, we can see certain emerging attitudes... read more


He’s playing our song

By JOHN SWIFT If on-line magazines had a soundtrack or a theme song, Louis Armstrong would provide ours.  A fine example of a certain style of songs from Armstrong’s repertoire, the song Home Fires provides an experience of eccentricity and of being at home physically, mentally and spiritually that we like very much, here at... read more

Health & Fitness

Meditation: What’s in it for you

This is the first of a two-part exploration of meditation. To read the second part, Meditation: How to get started,click here. By PIERRE ZAKARAUSKAS PhD Curiosity is what brought me to meditation. I was busy, under stress, dissatisfied despite successes and wondering about those lofty mental states that, it was said, cannot be adequately described... read more


Can we talk? Sure, just follow these rules

If we’re going to have a conversation, we need to understand how the opposite-gendered person across the table (or in the passenger seat) thinks. Bob Foulkes and Bridgette Boisvert tell us how to make it work with a few simple rules and some incisive observations about what men and women need. It’s simple, sort of.... read more