Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Remind me again why we have Daylight Saving Time? I’ve heard all the arguments: now we can barbeque at 7 p.m.; now we can walk later in the evening; now we’ll have more time to do things – but none...
A while back, I asked the Facebook world about people’s favourite villains. I got a bit of a mixed bag, but because my friends are nerds, the answers were pretty much what you’d expect. There were a couple of joke...

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I was watching a sitcom years ago. I can’t even remember which one, but the storyline involved a woman who had made a video of herself for a dating agency. In it, she explained that she wasn’t actually looking for...
No doubt you have talked or thought about what you might do if you had a million dollars. Actually, one of the first pieces I ever wrote for this newspaper was about how a million dollars, which it sounds like...
I could retire tomorrow if I had a quarter for every person who asked me last week if I was going to write about the Glaze report. I figured there were enough thought pieces already in the mix, so I...
This was the first year in almost two decades that neither of my kids filled out Valentines. It didn’t even occur to me until I started seeing pictures and status updates on Facebook referencing the once-grim task of having a...
When did you realize your kids were smarter than you? I don’t remember exactly what I was doing at the time, but I was looking at the computer. Might have been an important news story, might have been a cat...
I know the dieting drill. Find a trendy new diet, go to the grocery store, buy food that tastes like cardboard, then hunker down with a lonely little bag of mini-carrots and wait for the pounds to melt away....
It’s the type of news story that makes me queasy, the kind I dread reading and that implores me to scroll past when it pops on the screen. And yet, I can’t look away either. Without adequate words to...
I found a half-price sale on-line just before Christmas and ended up buying my husband a Google Home device. It’s basically an electronic brain, I kid you not, and I am completely taken by it. I’m not usually a sucker...
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