Sesame Street has turned 50, and if that doesn’t make you feel old, I’m not sure what will. I’m of the Big Bird era, but I’ve watched my share of episodes over the years courtesy of...
Like many people I know, I spend most of my work hours sitting in an office chair that I leave only for bathroom breaks or when I remind myself to move. After decades of peering into a computer screen...
This has been a very tense, very divisive, very telling week in Canada, to put it mildly. I thought the country was divided when it came to the federal election, but that was nothing in comparison...
Many of you know that I’m fond of these colder temperatures. I like to think that my time in the Arctic toughened me up enough that the far milder Maritime winters are more manageable now, but really it has more...
I’m in a pumpkin spice frame of mind, folks. Although the mild temperatures feel more like May than like October, a sweet-smelling candle will always put me in the mood for cooler weather. I have one in my hall closet,...
I have a friend who’s a lawn guy. He’s a lot of things, but I think that’s the best way to describe him. At first glance, his lawn looks like the turf of a major league...
Halloween has been taken over by grown-ups. Seriously. The candy bonanza of days gone by is now an annual costume bash where adults get to dress up and candy is barely part of the equation – unless you count treats...
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.
This may be an issue only a woman can understand. Men may sympathize or even offer suggestions, but unless you’ve been forced to walk in circles or jump in place in the middle of a crowd, the magnitude of...
P.T. Barnum, a 19th century circus showman, famously said: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” But I wonder if that famous quote still applies to the cynical, paranoid, anxious society we’ve become, where mass murders are commonplace and children...


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