Wednesday, May 23, 2018


When did you realize your kids were smarter than you? I don’t remember exactly what I was doing at the time, but I was looking at the computer. Might have been an important news story, might have been a cat...
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....
It’s the type of news story that makes me queasy, the kind I dread reading and that implores me to scroll past when it pops on the screen. And yet, I can’t look away either. Without adequate words to...
I found a half-price sale on-line just before Christmas and ended up buying my husband a Google Home device. It’s basically an electronic brain, I kid you not, and I am completely taken by it. I’m not usually a sucker...
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...
This was a weird holiday season for me. Not weird in a bad way, just weird in a weird way. Are you in the same boat? I can’t even put a finger on it, it was just away from...
Grandma and grandpa used to have this huge, brown, floor-model stereo. It was right smack in the middle of their living room, and next to it, right under the bin of Nana Mouskouri 8-track tapes, sat a small vinyl...
As the scary, stressful 2017 limps to a close, we all need a treat, and when it comes to the good news, there is nothing quite as fun and distracting than the privileged pomp and circumstance of a royal...
As Canadians usher in the holiday season, we have much to be thankful for. While many places in the world are in turmoil, we enjoy relative prosperity and comfort. Despite the less-than-ideal economic conditions, Canada, and especially Nova Scotia,...
The writing was pretty much on the wall for Sears when the company announced they were “restructuring,” and everyone’s assumptions were confirmed when they announced liquidation plans this summer. While news like this doesn’t come as much of a surprise...
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