How to minimize moss

Moss… moss… and more moss! It is in lawns everywhere this year, spreading vigorously and choking out those poor lawn grasses. In spite of all the lime and moss control applied, it seems to get worse.

A day trip on a Canadian Mountain Holidays heli-hiking vacation might include crossing this 50-metre-long suspension bridge

BC: Heli-hiking takes visitors to dizzying heights

.Jordy Hein is feeling anxious about crossing the 50-metre cable suspension bridge that stretches between two granite spires in the remote mountains of eastern British Columbia. He’s not alone.

A day trip on a Canadian Mountain Holidays heli-hiking vacation might include crossing this 50-metre-long suspension bridge
Plan now for strawberries.

Time to think strawberries

It’s hard to imagine a June garden without the mouth-watering flavour of…

Plan now for strawberries.
By day

Barbados: Partying with the locals at Oistins

The fish are frying, the local Banks beer is flowing and an…

By day

The importance of attachment

This week we continue in our series on Dr. Bruce Perry’s work,…

Hands Free – Hanging on to the treadmill while you run reduces the effectiveness of your workout.

Get the most out of your workout

Today at the gym eight people were on the treadmill- and six…

Hands Free – Hanging on to the treadmill while you run reduces the effectiveness of your workout.
“Surrender

Florida: She fought the law and the law won

Mitchell SmythMeridian Writers’ GroupOcklawaha, Florida – Little has changed in 75 years…

  • Feb 23, 2011
“Surrender

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