Sad news for those nostalgic for the Valentine’s Days of decades passed: those heart-shaped Sweetheart sugar candies that were so popular for so long, won’t be on store shelves this year. No “Be Mine” and “Kiss Me” printed messages...
The Superbowl, to me, has always been about a few important things. First and foremost, there are specials everywhere on Superbowl food, that’s at the top of the list. Wings for a quarter apiece? Yes, please! Deep fried pepperoni and...
There are so many issues in the news to write about that I’ve decided to take a break from reality and distract you from global tumult with some more random facts. Enjoy! It takes one entire acre of peanuts to...
Apparently I live a cluttered life, or so I’ve been led to believe by the barrage of e-mails, advertisements, podcasts, webinars, and TV shows reminding me that closets need to be organized, countertops need to be cleared, and drawers...
I will always remember those times with a toddler. I’d be on my hands and knees on the hard tile floor, creeping from couch to coffee table to TV stand, looking for lost treasure. Tailing me (quite literally) was a...
How was everyone’s holidays? Peaceful and relaxing and surrounded by friends and family, I hope. If you’ll bear with me, this column will be old news by now, but I’d still like to get it out of my system. Has...
Let me see if I can take some of the 40-plus readers back to elementary school. Gone are the days when almost all the teachers were women, when we had religion class every Thursday morning, when altar servers were excused...
I often complain — rather gratuitously, I now realize — that I don’t have a moment to myself. Responsibilities and relationships tug at my time, and hardly a day goes by without being surrounded by friends, coworkers, and strangers. Not...
My son’s Christmas wish list sure is different than it was a few years ago. I get it, I get it. He’s older now, and doesn’t have any use for dinkies, or Transformers, or robotic dinosaurs, or even sleds. Most...
Driving home from town two weeks ago, we noticed one of our neighbours was outside starting on his outdoor Christmas display. We slowed down to have a look at what is always a pretty elaborate setup. “Already?” came the question...
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