Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Before you read any further in this column, I ask you to consider the question, “What is the purpose of government?”  Take a moment to consider why we have government and what is it that it is there to do? … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

In preparation to return to Queen’s Park on Monday, Andrea Horwath and all the members of the NDP caucus met for several days to identify and discuss the issues and events that arose over the summer. Some of the issues … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Well folks, in the last few days I have found some parents looking longingly at the calendar and I know I hear faint whispers of, “Yes! We’re almost there…” You can see them tasting the anticipated freedom on their lips. … Continue reading

ORZO SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS, CUCUMBERS, LEMON, DILL, & FETA

Recipe My friend recently made this recipe and recommended it to me as a “light on the tummy”, nutritious, summer salad. This salad is great served as a side dish or perfect for a vegetarian meal. ORZO SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS, … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

I’ve always believed that some of the most crucial rules that we must learn in our lives primarily emanate from our Moms and Dads.  The thing is, sometimes we hear them so casually and frequently such as when we are … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

It’s that time of year again when school children and our high school youth still dream about when ♫“School’s out for summer.”♫ Children will be enjoying the freedom that only summer offers, whiling away the days at local playgrounds, summer … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

I’m pretty sure that I would be safe in saying most of us would agree with author Augusten Burroughs quote, “When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.” … Continue reading

News From The Park

No doubt you will recall the idiom of author Charles Caleb Colton more readily than his name. He is the originator of the famous line, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” As I read the headlines and watch daily … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

When I was a kid I used to love to play those coin operated “crane digger” games that you find at carnivals or arcades.  My friends and I would stand there with our noses up against the glass as we … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

A few weeks ago in News from the Park I made the comment that my calendar seemed to work like a cheap watch that keeps running fast.  This was the final week in which the Legislature sat and the summer … Continue reading