Thursday, October 19, 2017


People have been making thoughtless, insensitive, sometimes stupid statements since long before the Internet was even invented, but never more than since it has been.Some of the finest examples come from Backfire-ers, as I like to call them. These...
When I was in university, I walked into my apartment one night after work and my oldest son, just a baby at the time, was asleep for the night. I was going to school full time and working six...
What people wear and why it matters are not topics in my wheelhouse, but I’m going to talk about them anyway to point out how fads are malleable and, like politics, depend on who’s in power. In other words, a...
We’re in the final stretch, friends.The school year is winding down and I know you’re tired. It’s been a memorable year to say the least, and I don’t think many people will be sorry to see it go so...
Every woman I know who has married in the past few years has this in common with the others: once they walked down the aisle and said “I do,” they ditched their maiden names and adopted their husband’s surnames.We’re...
When my oldest son was at the end of Grade 6, I remember thinking, “Lord, help me. He’ll be off to high school in two years.At his Grade 8 “graduation” ceremony in June of 2012, there was a slideshow...
After raining for what seemed like weeks and having to cover my flowers to protect them from overnight frost, the other day I woke up to beautiful weather.In fact, by the time I pulled into my driveway after work,...
It has been a very interesting few weeks in politics, hasn’t it? This being election season, you’re stuck with it, whether or not you follow it.And while the platforms and party politics are interesting, the most fascinating part of...
‘Tis the season for heart-shaped lockets, bouquets of lillies, sappy cards, and supper out at a restaurant. That’s right, boys and girls – we’re right in the thick of Mother’s Day season.(Disclaimer: Dads are great. I have an awesome...
I don’t have any distinct style, never have. I wear what’s on sale, and it’s usually black.One thing I am known for, though, is my shoes. I don’t like to wear socks, so I’m the person who will still...
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