Saturday, December 15, 2018
Although it’s not a store I visited frequently, I felt a pang of regret when Sears filed for bankruptcy, and that pain worsens around the Christmas season. It’s not that it wasn’t expected. The company had suffered a long and...
It’s been a year of pretty extraordinary eulogies. Between the funeral services for people like Aretha Franklin and Sen. John McCain and Anthony Bourdain, I’ve logged a few hours watching and reading tributes. What struck me with all of them...
Why do I even follow the news anymore? Politicians always bicker, but this past few years has been so, so much worse. Instead of arguing about ideology and policy, they make it personal. And while Canada is no stranger to...
There has been an argument in my house about the same topic for awhile now, and because of someone’s unwillingness to see things my way, I’ve had to take matters into my own hands. Anyone married will understand. While said...
I planned a nap today. And I don’t mean that I planned to take one today, I mean I planned one for Monday, October 22. That’s a full 12 days from the day I’m writing this. This is what...
I’m a firm believer in hard work; in actual labour, putting in your hours and your nose to the grindstone. We are born with a certain amount of talent and brains which can be molded and improved, but the factor...
Are they or aren’t they? The on-line world has been buzzing with this question, and people have crept out of every Web nook and cranny to weigh in on the most hotly contested issue of the week. Yes, some say,...
I just finished reading yet another article about happiness. I run into this subject at least once a week, usually some report on measuring our joy or quantifying it somehow. In this case, it was about how Canada – and...
“How many of these could you possibly need?” my husband asked in an exasperated tone. Though he pointed in a general way at the plastic bins and packing boxes stacked on a shelf in the basement, I knew exactly what...
One of my friends announced good news the other day by posing her youngest daughter in a pink dress and with a sign that read: “Soon-to-be middle child. Good thing I can’t read yet.” Predictably, justifiably, people in our group...
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