Tuesday, June 27, 2017


If I had a quarter for every time I’ve been asked to write something about the recent happenings involving Richmond Municipal Council, I would be rich. Everyone seems to think I’m biding my time and sitting on an explosive opinion...
I am not a teacher, I’m not married to a teacher, neither of my parents are teachers, and the closest ties I have to teachers are some extended family members and friends. So I don’t speak for them and...
Everyone does Christmas differently. At our house, the kids go to bed Christmas Eve without a single present under the tree. Then, when they wake up at an ungodly hour, they come barreling down the stairs to see that Santa...
Here’s the good news: by the time you read this, the presidential election will be over. One can only hope we will have survived the endless cycle of attack ads with our dignity and sanity intact, despite there having...

Bill 75

I had a column all ready to submit tonight for the publishing deadline, but then today happened. I am sitting on my couch with my jaw hanging open. It’s no secret that I am in favour of a complete overhaul...
We all know “that person” – the one with no filter, who jumps at the chance to share their opinions in mixed company, regardless of how unpopular those opinions might be. Everyone knows someone like that. He’s the guy at...
A few days ago, I decided to begin the new year by quitting Facebook – deleting my profile, deleting the app from my phone, the works. My husband quickly reminded me that not only would I not be able to...
Have you ever heard of Sisyphus? He’s a poor sap from Greek mythology who was condemned to a life of rolling a boulder up a hill almost to the top, only to have it come rolling down again. The term...
Aside from parents, few people spend as much time and have as much influence on children as teachers. Teachers are the most seen and heard authority figures during the most important years of a child’s development, and aside from...
With everything going on in Washington, D.C. recently, I didn’t really put much thought into a women’s march. At first I thought it was just a bunch of people joining together to protest Donald Trump, but I chalked that up...
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