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GOOD TIMES - NOVEMBER 2015

• Beauty: Keep your skin looking radiant
• Style: How to get pants that fit
• Health: What you need to know about Peripheral Arterial Disease
• Clara Hugues: An Olympic Champion and her Challenges
• Travel: The Netherlands, a Pilgrimage to the past
• Your Rights: Fine-Tune your Portfolio for Retirement

Editorial


We All Agree: Votes Matter 

BY MURRAY LEWIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

You may already have gathered (correctly) from the contributions on this month’s “Letters” page that those unhappy with my recent piece about the federal election outnumbered those from readers who share my discontent with our national leaders. (If you haven’t read this month’s letters yet, now would be a good time.)

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Article of the month


Health

What You Need to Know About PAD

If you’ve never heard of Peripheral arterial disease, you’re certainly not alone. 

In the summer of 2013, Pat Garry of London, ON, was visiting a friend in Toronto’s hilly Beaches neighbourhood when he noticed a pain in the lower part of his left calf. “I found I really struggled when walking,” he recalls.

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Letters


If You Think It's So Easy...

Regarding September’s editor’s letter, “’Tis the Season for More Hot Air,” I do not believe we are the victims of hot election-campaign air. If I could collect all the hot air from complaining potential voters (and some editors), I would have enough to heat my home for several winters. Are we forced to vote for candidates that we wouldn’t trust to walk our dogs? I suggest that, if input equals output, we get the candidates that we deserve.

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On the Other Hand...

The editor’s letter in your September issue really hit the nail on the head. I, for one, am disillusioned with the whole political process. Most of the Members of Parliament are there to serve their own “kingdom.” I tried to listen to the first leaders’ debate, but I finally had to turn it off: the leaders were constantly interrupting one another (something we scold children for doing).

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Poetry


november trees

November Trees

Stretch, November trees,
stretch your skeleton fingers
towards pewter skies
to tickle the chins
of thrice-scowling, grizzled clouds.

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ghost party
 

Ghost Party

Candy apples, chocolate witches,
Ghosts, and ghouls are everywhere,
Little goblins trick-or-treating
In the chill October air.

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Last Rose

Like the crest of a giant wave,
A warm Autumn day
Holds me up to the sun,

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The Old-Time Recycler

She started sewing bloomers
With “Quaker Oats” across the seat.
She soon found, with some stitching,
Flour sacks made a good bedsheet.

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Autumn

That season of paradox...

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