Weathering a late winter cold spell

The last thing gardeners on the West Coast need now is a…

Although working your abdominals will not burn the fat in the surrounding region

The skinny on your waistline

By Tanja Shaw, Special to The Progress –Have you ever seen a…

  • Feb 17, 2011
Although working your abdominals will not burn the fat in the surrounding region

Listening to the ‘echoes of the past’

I recently had the opportunity to attend a 2-day training event co-sponsored…

Walkers explore the ruins of Nan Madol

Micronesia: A visit to the not-so-’lost’ city of Nan Madol

Mitchell Smyth, Meridian Writers’ Group – Pohnpei, Micronesia — They call it…

  • Feb 17, 2011
Walkers explore the ruins of Nan Madol

UFV philosopher to speak on whether mental illness all in your head

If people can talk their way out of mental illness, what does that mean for our definition of it? Is mental illness in its various forms indeed a disease, as modern psychiatric conventions say, or is it a less-than-optimal state of being created by one’s life experience and perspective?

  • Feb 16, 2011
A little work now will mean fresh asparagus for years to come.

Investing in asparagus

Asparagus is one of our oldest perennial vegetables. The generic word is…

A little work now will mean fresh asparagus for years to come.

Do we have what it takes to make relationships work?

Human pair bonding (aka; marriage, common-law, intimate couple relationships) is an important…

Flowers for Valentine's Day.

Flowers from the heart

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you really want to…

Flowers for Valentine's Day.
A fresh boatload of imbibers nears the Pelican Bar

Jamaica: A tree-house bar in the middle of the sea

Peter Neville-HadleyMeridian Writers’ GroupTreasure Beach, Jamaica – Treasure Beach, on Jamaica’s southwest…

  • Feb 9, 2011
A fresh boatload of imbibers nears the Pelican Bar

Contest with caricatures

Fans get to pick their favourite Bruin, sketch a caricature of them and enter it for a chance to win a grand prize.

  • Feb 8, 2011
Students at the Grace School in Chennai pose for a photo during a snack break. Working with them as a volunteer teacher is challenging and rewarding

Volunteering adds challenge and depth to a vacation

Judi Lees, Meridian Writers’ Group –Chennai, India – The grade-one classroom in…

  • Feb 3, 2011
Students at the Grace School in Chennai pose for a photo during a snack break. Working with them as a volunteer teacher is challenging and rewarding

Get outside to beat the winter blues

By Tanja Shaw, Special to The Progress – The excitement of the…

  • Feb 3, 2011
The British Music Experience

British music experience rocks and surprises

John MastersMeridian Writers’ Group –London — Here’s one of the interesting tidbits…

  • Jan 27, 2011
The British Music Experience
Careful pruning can preserve the buds.

Pruning to preserve the buds

It’s high time to be out there with pruning shears in hand, cleaning up our trees and shrubs, but we also must be a little cautious with some of our plants to make sure we don’t prune off this year’s flowers and fruits.

Careful pruning can preserve the buds.
The Pfeiffer family’s Whistler Wines are served from a traditional

Australia: Barossa’s cellar doors beckon wine lovers

Peter Neville-HadleyMeridian Writers’ Group –Adelaide, Australia — About 70 kilometres northeast of…

  • Jan 19, 2011
The Pfeiffer family’s Whistler Wines are served from a traditional