An excerpt from 1915 by Melina Druga Remembering the Dead   By April 27, the troops were relieved and sent behind the line where they were expected to be given up to two weeks of rest.  A report the next day, however, contradicted this.  It stated the Canadians were still fiercely fighting along a five-mile…

An excerpt from 1914 by Melina Druga “Canada’s Duty”   The Canadian Press was clear on the nation’s duty should Great Britain declare war.   “Canada’s place is at the side of the Mother Land,” the Calgary Albertan said.  The Calgary Herald, the Hamilton Times, the Montreal Mail and others echoed this sentiment.   The…

An excerpt from Enterprising Women: A Practical Guide to Starting Your First Business by Melina Druga Like most women, you probably find that you take care of others before you take care of yourself.  What is true in our personal lives also is true in business.  You’ll make establishing the business your priority and will…

Edith Wharton is my favorite author and has been since I discovered her as an English major. Unlike many people who see movies based on books they’ve read, I tend to do the opposite. It was after seeing the film version of The Age of Innocence that I decided to read the novel. To date, I…

An excerpt from Enterprising Women: Practical Advice for First Time Entrepreneurs by Melina Druga “You wouldn’t believe how many people start a business without a business plan,” Lorraine Duncan, Footpath Coaching owner, said.  “I believe a business plan is like a GPS.”   Like a global positioning system, a business plan lets you know what…