Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Here it is again, the season of bouquets of flowers and brunches, sappy cards and macaroni necklaces. It’s Mother’s Day week. This annual celebration is the appropriate occasion for me to admit that my feelings on motherhood have evolved with...
Real estate shows are back. They were pretty popular on home-improvement television a number of years ago, and they seem to be coming back with a vengeance. Turn your channel to HGTV (Home and Garden Television), and chances are a...
I have mixed emotions about “On This Day,” Facebook’s collection of all posts and activity from one particular day year-to-year. A past post will be featured on the main page with a banner at the top of the page saying,...
I may be making more of this than I should. It’s probably nothing, but there it remains, a burrowing fear that gnaws at me in unlikely moments. I suspect the concern is common amongst people in my age demographic. I...
A few months ago I completed a task very impressive by my standards, something every parent means to do “one of these days”. I organized my kids’ old school work. All of it. Maybe you have to have a kid...
Since there have been children, there have been zealous parents who advocate for them. In the past few years, however, that zealousness has curdled into outright obnoxiousness. And while schools and functions are rife with horror stories of helicopter parents,...
Strange what makes us feel sad and old. Did you hear that Toys ‘R Us is shutting down its operations? It’s closing or selling its 740 stores in the United States, as well as giving up its international operations, Canada...
I was away on vacation the night of the Academy Awards earlier this month, so I’m just now getting around to watching the broadcast that I PVR-ed. I don’t care much about the awards themselves, but I like listening...
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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