Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 200430

The other day I had an opportunity to speak at length with a senior constituent about some concerns she needed assistance with.  At some point during our conversation, she mentioned that in her lifetime she has had not only several … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210423

I enjoyed a recent opportunity to connect with an old friend of mine who is a retired special education teacher.  We were sharing some experiences about occasions where we have come across questionable decisions being made. My friend shared with … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210416

Stress is not something that we generally think of in a positive light.  Stress, however, can actually have positive effect on our lives.  For example, stress can be a useful motivator in getting ourselves to take action, learn and prepare … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210409

Life is more enjoyable and significantly easier in many ways if you are a glass half full kind of person.  The meaning of the question, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” is a common proverbial phrase that delineates peoples’ outlook … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210401

Without question, these days of this world pandemic are undoubtedly among the most challenging that some of us have ever seen, or might ever experience in our lifetime.  I cannot begin to list all of the stresses, challenges and obstacles … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s news from the Park for 210326

I’m looking forward to the April constituency week.  I think I’m ready for some time away from Queen’s Park and a break from that long road I travel both ways every weekend.  I’ve always maintained that, far from being a … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column for 210319

In recent years I’ve noticed somewhat of a resurgence in the phenomenon of superhero interest.  It’s in comic books still but also on the big screen.  Subscription TV moguls like Netflix and Prime are even producing series programs on both … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column for 210312

One of the greatest things about being an MPP is enjoying getting to know an incredible array of people.  I use the word array because an array is a collection of things of the same type.  I tend to think … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s NFTP for 210305

In politics, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.  Right?  Obviously there is a wide range of political perspectives that are aimed to achieve similar goals.  The path to achieving those goals is often far more controversial than the … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210226

When I was just a kid, I remember on some special occasions going with my mom to a local bakery.  It was a kid’s dream come true walking in there.  Cookies, chocolates, deserts with sprinkles.  Keep in mind that this … Continue reading