We say Thanks Dan

How do you say thanks to a TI Life Team member who has provided 144 Sudoku Puzzles and we hope many more, for us to challenge?

Volume 18, Issue 3, March 2023
1000 Islands

Speaking of Guns

I entered the men's room, then noticed that the fellow ahead of me had left something on the toilet paper holder mounted on the wall. What was it? A leather holster with a gun inside. What to do? What to do?

Volume 18, Issue 3, March 2023
Richard Margolis

"A Near-Fatal Case of Mistaken Identity" and a John Fielding Tribute

With all the discussion about guns in America, I started to reflect on my own close call. While I was teaching high school in Brockville in the '70s . . .

Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2023
John Fielding & John Stencell

“Bringing Camp to Dad… One Last Time”

It was February 2005. My 83 year old Dad and I sat in the sunroom at my parents’ cottage in a tiered living retirement community in NC. As always, Dad’s thoughts turned to the family’s seasonal camp on Chippewa Bay, NY.

Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2023
Bruce Mallette

Bill 23 – What is it?

Over the last couple months, you may have seen many Canadian conversations about something called Bill 23. It is a new Bill announced as part of Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford’s promise to build 1.5 million new homes . . .

Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2023
Annabel Cowan

GATITO: A Tale of a Real River Rat Cat

. . . from that point on this became the cat’s routine. He swam to Little Grenadier in the morning and returned in the evening. Each summer evening the family gathered on the dock . . .

Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2023
Melinda Comstock & Martha Grimes

David Janes Lyttle

Tribute to a poet, philosopher, professor and islander . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith

"Postings from the Far Shore of Life; An Incurable Cancer Patient's Reflections On Life, Death, And The Journey Between," by T N Robbins

A serious account by Tom Robbins, a cancer patient, who reviews his life from diagnosis through treatment . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith

Raccoon Hunting with Uncle Aaron

Uncle Aaron was a true outdoorsman; he knew how and where to catch squirrels, how to find wild honey trees, where to gather hickory nuts, how to trap a muskrat, and where the fish were biting – a true man of all seasons.

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Manley L. Rusho

Teenage Adventures in the Thousand Islands

Our summers began when the ice went out and lasted beyond Thanksgiving. We rented cottages along the St. Lawrence and enjoyed friendships with cottagers who summered along the River from New Jersey, and New York, Oakville and Ottawa.

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Ian Wilson

The 2022 Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward Shares Her Journey

When I received the call from TILT that I was invited to be this year’s Kenneth Deedy, Environmental Steward, I was beyond excited! As the Deedy Steward I would spend time at three different nonprofits, . . .

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Sara Lantier

Editor meets a new friend, Joseph B. Stahl

Over the past 14 years, I have had the privilege to meet some amazing Thousand Islanders. Some live here year-round, others are snowbirds, and some I meet along the way. Joseph B. Stahl . . .

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Susan W. Smith

Guilty As Charged!

Crossing the northern border is no laughing matter. Some time ago, I had an experience that has really stayed with me . . .

Volume 17, Issue 8, August 2022
Michael Laprade

The National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was signed into law on 1 January 1970. It’s one of the shortest laws in the US – a total of six pages. It’s short, sweet, and to the point.

Volume 17, Issue 5, May 2022
Elspeth Naismith

Island Winter

People who hear that I spent my winter on an island in upstate New York typically have one of three responses. They're envious; they couldn't do it because they'd feel lonely; or ask, with dismissive incredulity, “Why would you freeze your ass off wintering in the Thousand Islands?”

Volume 17, Issue 4, April 2022
Glenn Sandiford

Team Rubicon: Soooo . . . what did you do for Christmas?

Me? Well, four days after we arrived back in California, I was deployed with Team Rubicon, so I grabbed my GO bag and headed to the airport. I joined a flood recovery strike team to conduct an emergency disaster response operation in Sumas, Washington.

Volume 17, Issue 4, April 2022
Michael Laprade

Projected Seaway Season 2022

What about the 2022 season? That depends on what is happening in Ukraine. Think grain and more grain.

Volume 17, Issue 4, April 2022
Cary R. Brick

How to Restore a Wooden Cliffe Craft Boat – Marc Benoit style

Having restored three wooden boats inside and out, I’ve amassed some very useful and practical experience in boat restoration. So here I will share some of the important things that I have learned.

Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2022
Marc Benoit