Jim McGregor

McGregor Says: Old books offer more than just history lessons

With a Tim Horton’s double-double in hand, clad in summer shorts, T-shirt…

It’s never too late to learn a new skill

It’s always nice when you can add something to your resume and gain some knowledge that will make you more valuable.

Father’s Day sentiment differs between sons and daughters

A daughter will put some thought into a gift for Father’s Day. A son won’t usually spend that much time.

Some things have changed, but grad time is an important one

Graduation is a rite of passage that all young people should enjoy just before they open the door into an entirely new classroom.

The ‘new’ hospital turns 50

Barbecue on June 12 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of current LMH building.

Let nature take its course

A workshop that should be mandatory for all mankind is the one that teaches us, “How to Leave Things Alone and Let Nature Take its Course.”

Travel a big deal for one who who likes to stay home

I don’t leave town very often. Being an unseasoned traveller, this created a bit of stress and anxiety.

Dirt under fingernails a sign of accomplishment

If a situation was going to have a resolution, someone was going to have to get their hands dirty.

Ranting and raving

Fundraiser rant allowed participants to get a few things off their chests while raising money for African grandmothers

Contrast is sharp between well-worn and restored

With cars, there is always as a debate whether to restore it or leave it alone. Just like people.

Race track a fun place, but tough to pick winners

Life is a horse race, whether you win, place or show, says columnist Jim McGregor.

Don’t know what to do? Just Google it

Instructions for almost anything you may have to do are available online.

Playing games — you win some, you lose some

Playing games is fun, and it also serves to keep the mind sharp.

Picture brings back memories of earlier Easter simplicity

The eggs were blue, red, yellow, green and purple. They didn’t have sophisticated designs on them.

Prices marked down at a thrift store? I’m there

We have been programmed to think that big ticket items are marked way up and we have to negotiate a deal.

Rainy weather a chance to deal with procrastination

I put on some easy listening music, adjusted my chair and fired up my computer. I was ready to work.

Looking out the windows — when they’re clean

Cleaning and uncluttering is hard work so we put it off. But the sun does look much brighter streaming through those clean windows.

It’s possible to make choices without being directed one way

Social media has changed the way we communicate, but not necessarily for the better.

Debate over Langley Secondary’s future recalls memories of being little kid at big high school

Until the high school opened in Aldergrove, Langley High School was the only high school in Langley.

Humans not very good at taking care of animals

Maybe we are not in charge after all. We should concentrate on saving our own species.