Paul Grant

Paul Grant was born and raised in Vancouver, and after traveling extensively, spent 30 years as a host and producer with CBC Radio in Charlottetown, Regina and back home in Vancouver.  Now retired, he likes to cycle, canoe and, when nobody’s around, play the ukulele.


Enough with the kvetching and the yawping and the bellyaching. How about a little simple gratitude?

Cross Words

One of the distinct pleasures of being a retired geezer is taking a break mid-morning for a second cup of coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle.


It’s very easy, as we age to slip into a cushion of comfortability. Youth is for thrill-seeking adventure.

What's a knee worth?

"I don't like knees," said Yves Saint Laurent. But that was in 1958, before we could get replacements.


The 1985 film, Cocoon, (trailer above) is a fantasy about redemption from old age. In real life, aging is something you just have to get used to, the author of a new VO blog says.

Scottish penicillin

“I got the blues thinking of the future,” said D.H. Lawrence, “so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.” Marmalade is...