Wednesday, October 23, 2019
It’s always when I’m doing something mindless like chores or paperwork that a memory reminding me of an old friend is triggered. I was looking out the window last night while loading the dishwasher when an...
Is there anything worse than traffic? I don’t mean just a large volume of vehicles – as long as it’s moving, it doesn’t matter if there are two cars or 2,000, I’m not bothered by busier...
Let’s talk work. After all, we’ve just celebrated Labour Day, which not only marks the unofficial end of summer, but also celebrates our daily grind. Labour Day is supposed to be a yearly tribute to what...
If there were ever a time we needed to believe in the redemption of kindness, in the humanity of our neighbours, surely it’s now. I don’t know of a single person, regardless of political persuasion, who isn’t left reeling by...
Another day, another example of parents behaving badly. You may have heard about the most recent college admission scandal – the latest public embarrassment but not, I suspect, the last. An investigation by ProPublica Illinois, an independent,...
Emojis are modern-day hieroglyphics, easy to use when gestures or words aren’t possible. Coming up with them must have been a fun job, right? The bursting head surprise face. The green sick face. Heart eyeballs. The broken heart. They can...
As this piece goes to print, I will be acknowledging my one year “keto-versary,” as the Internet calls it. August 6, 2018 was the day I officially cut sugar and carbs out of my diet. The...
A little more than a year ago, I watched a movie on Netflix, quite by accident. It was a documentary called The Magic Pill and it was about diet, specifically the ketogenic way of eating. Here’s the...
I love food. I love to eat. I love to talk about food and cook food and buy food and see other people enjoy food. I love to watch food TV shows and recipe videos on the internet. My...
My friend’s 5-year-old has been asking her mother a lot of questions about heaven, not an unusual line of inquiry for children trying to figure out how the world works. If adults wrestle with the concept of an ever after,...


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