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Carpe Diem, The Series: “IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!”

Paul Stevens When you see the above words, your mind may wander to a Christmas-time song.  In my little world, it reflects the fact that hockey season is now upon us.  I look forward to this each year and especially this current one since last year’s start was delayed due to my run-in with a

Carpe Diem, The Series: “SO, YOU THINK YOU’RE PRETTY GOOD, EH?”

Paul Stevens This past weekend, the Manditos (my cycling group in Sarnia) headed to the “thumb of Michigan” where one of our members has a family cottage.  Next time you look at a map, check out the outline of Michigan and you will readily see that, excluding the peninsula, it is the shape of a

Carpe Diem, The Series: WHO STOLE SUMMER?

Paul Stevens Looking at the calendar, Labor Day is but a memory and that means that summer if all but done.  I know, you are going to say that summer doesn’t actually end until September 21st but when the kids are back to school and the vacation period is history, summer is effectively done.  But

Carpe Diem, The Series: I Didn’t Say It Was Going To Be Easy!

Paul Stevens Up here in the Great White North a.k.a Canada, we have a long weekend on the first weekend of August.  There is nothing of significance that happened around this time, no historical events or birthdate of some revered public figure that we care to celebrate. Nope, it’s just a good excuse to stretch

Carpe Diem, The Series: Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Paul Stevens Carpe Diem (but in a relaxed sort of way) “NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!” For any of you that may have seen the 1999 Tim Allen science fiction comedy movie “Galaxy Quest”, you will know what the title line is all about.  It speaks to the attitude of the crew of a

Family Proves Staying Active Is Timeless

The Rubadeau and Trenary family prove that age is not a factor when it comes to staying active. From their 73 year old Great Grandpa Bob Trenary to 4 year old Summer Skye, they are always moving in the mountains. Takeaway: Make it FUN and ADVENTUROUS! Always be having a good time and exercise will

Carpe Diem, The Series: “RIDING FOR DOLLARS”

Paul Stevens “RIDING FOR DOLLARS” This past weekend, I participated in another ride to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating disease that is largely a Canadian phenomenon. For example, a Canadian is 13x more likely to get MS than someone in Argentina. If that doesn’t cause you to scratch your head, not much will. 

Meet Olympic Masters Powerlifter Gordon Santee

Gordon Santee, 70, from Redondo Beach, California is an Olympic powerlifter and referee. Along with being a AAU Powerlifting Hall of Famer, Santee's personal best is 302.5 KG total in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. He also holds a world record of a 141 KG deadlift in April 2017. Watch this profile video and

Carpe Diem, The Series: Return To The Colonies

Paul Stevens “RETURN TO THE COLONIES” We recently returned from a trip to England, our first across the pond.  We have traveled throughout the western hemisphere but had never ventured eastward.  I don’t want this article to come off as a travelogue but let me share a few highlights with you. The trip had

Carpe Diem, The Series: Size Matters

Paul Stevens Carpe Diem (but in a relaxed sort of way) “SIZE MATTERS” Before you let your mind wander with the title of this article, let me take a step or two back to set the table here.  You may recall that when riding my bike, the wind and I are not on the best