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21 Feb
Fight the Flu; Get Shot!

This week The Good, the Bad and the Bloody looks at the flu and why it's more dangerous than many of us think and why it's still not too late to get vaccinated....

13 Feb
Laurie’s Spicy African Peanut Soup

We've read some amazing books this season and Laurie's selection, Pulitzer Prize winner, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, ranks right up there with one of my favs. Moving back and forth through time, it's told in the alternating voices of Marie-Laure,...

25 Jan
Song in your heart good for your brain

Fingertips drumming the steering wheel, head bopping to the beat, lips syncing the words — you’ve seen her before. She’s the woman driving down the highway, so enraptured in song; she’s oblivious to the amused car poolers around her. Source: Song in your heart good for...

06 Dec
Olive Kitteridge’s Stew & Gail Plecash’s Caponata

I loved Olive Kitteridge. The book, by Elizabeth Strout, was so beautifully written and recently my husband and I watched the HBO mini-series, which was also brilliantly done. Melancholy musings of life in a small town in Maine, the series captures the essence of the...

27 Nov
Motion is Lotion for Healthy Joints

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA, Norm Letnick, may be the Minister of Agriculture, but he holds regular free health forums aiming to keep his constituents informed and motivated to lead healthy and happy lives. It was standing room only at his latest forum featuring Healthy Joints, where...

14 Nov
Praying for Paris

Most mornings I journal but today, as I curled up on my couch, hot cup of coffee in hand and reached for my familiar spiral-bound book, its cover took my breath away.  Devastated by yesterday's deadly attacks on the French capital, I yearned to express...

31 Oct
Olive Kitteridge

I have to admit, I wasn’t overly intrigued by the premise of this book by Elizabeth Strout: a retired teacher deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine yet fails to recognize changes in the people around her, including her husband and only...

30 Sep
This Is Where I Leave You

Before it was a movie, it was the funniest book I've ever read. A departure from what is often a literary lineup for the Ladies on Literature, This is Where I Leave You is a romp of a read. When Judd Foxman’s father dies, he leaves...