Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Are you in need of good news? Craving a story that will make your day? Hoping for a true-life anecdote to keep you smiling when the news is hard to watch? I am, especially with the current state of the...

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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...
I have a friend, an extrovert of the highest order, who will talk to a stranger anywhere, anytime; on an escalator, in a doctor’s waiting room, at the checkout line, in the stands at the ball park.
I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I usually scoff at the concept of the any one arbitrary date being the date a person can completely shift a behaviour. Suddenly making a decision to change some...
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...
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...
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....
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...
On my days off, after I get my people off to school and work, I feed the dog, turn on the TV for background noise, and drink coffee alone in my living room. As a married, working mother with...
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...


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