Thursday, September 20, 2018
To continue from last week, the last few days of my vacation were spent at theme parks. It was information overload in trying to figure out the difference between Universal and Disney. I was very curious about the lay-out of...
As promised, I’m going to continue my account of my recent family vacation to Florida. Our first stop was Seaworld Orlando. The resort itself was pretty nice, and there were some neat attractions and exhibits. There were intermittent downpours all...
If you’ll indulge me for a few hundred words, I’d like to tell you about my recent vacation. I have never been terribly interested in going to Florida, to be honest. A lot of my friends went when they were...
There are lots of important stories in the news, about the U.S.-North Korea summit and the Stanley Cup playoffs, about flooding in New Brunswick and escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. I’m well aware of those, truly I am,...
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,...
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