Robert Brehl is a writer in Port Credit, Ont.

While in a bulk food store recently, complying with social distancing rules, I was led around by an employee whose job was to scoop out items I wanted and bag them.

Bob Brehl: Anniversary a lesson in Canada’s resolve

By Robert Brehl

May 8 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, V-E Day.

Bob Brehl: Grief manifests in a lockdown world

By Robert Brehl

Throughout this pandemic lockdown, everyone must be going through a range of emotions at various times, from fear and anxiety to frustration and lethargy.

Bob Brehl: Foes work together to flatten the curve

By Robert Brehl

I have many fond memories of my Uncle Frank from Coshocton, Ohio. He was my dad’s older brother, a lifelong Republican and an elegant man.

Bob Brehl: Finding inspiration in times of anxiety

By Robert Brehl

Millions are now home, sheltered in place, self-quarantined, working remotely, home-schooling, keeping panic at bay but feeling anxiety rise.

Bob Brehl: A Churchill history that packs a wallop

By Robert Brehl

Erik Larson has a special talent for taking historical events and writing nonfiction books about people related to the main event but somehow slightly off the mainstream, on the periphery.

Bob Brehl: Is Trump’s pro-life talk a mere mirage?

By Robert Brehl

Another of President Donald Trump’s men — this one longtime confidant Roger Stone — was sentenced last week after being convicted for lying to Congress and witness tampering. That makes eight Trump associates found guilty in court on various charges.

Bob Brehl: Heirloom triggers life-learning memory

By Robert Brehl

Francis Campbell’s column last week about a 200-year-old teapot, a story steeped in family history and faith, brought to mind a three-decade-old tale about another family heirloom.

Bob Brehl: A conservative schism or media hype?

By Robert Brehl

When Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the bishop of Philadelphia on Jan. 23, some in media were painting it as pushing the pontiff’s so-called agenda aimed at moving the Church away from traditionalists.

Bob Brehl: Do co-parenting sites threaten family?

By Robert Brehl

Skipping love and marriage and going straight to the baby carriage is a growing phenomenon with a myriad of websites popping up over the last few years that link adults who want children, but not romance.

Bob Brehl: The social times have been a-changin’

By Robert Brehl

When told this issue of The Register would be dedicated to not only a year in review, but a decade in review, the idea immediately intrigued me.