Saturday, August 19, 2017


It is exhausting being worried and stressed out about the state of the world all the time, isn’t it? I have been consumed with news since the beginning of this year, even more so than usual. Between the teachers’ labour...

Bill 75

I had a column all ready to submit tonight for the publishing deadline, but then today happened. I am sitting on my couch with my jaw hanging open. It’s no secret that I am in favour of a complete overhaul...
It was bound to happen. It was only a matter of time before somewhere, sometime, somehow, the universal disease of self-aggrandizement combined with our unnerving penchant for voyeurism to produce tragedy. I read a lot of terrible things on-line, but...
With everything going on in Washington, D.C. recently, I didn’t really put much thought into a women’s march. At first I thought it was just a bunch of people joining together to protest Donald Trump, but I chalked that up...
There was another mass shooting. Actually, if we’re nitpicking, there have been a total of 16 mass shootings in the United States in the less-than-three short weeks of 2017. Sixteen. Think about that. The one I’m referring to is the...
This is the last one, I promise – just let me get it out of my system. Do you remember when Bill Clinton got caught having an affair and was impeached? I remember it well. The entire world was completely...
A few days ago, I decided to begin the new year by quitting Facebook – deleting my profile, deleting the app from my phone, the works. My husband quickly reminded me that not only would I not be able to...
Everyone does Christmas differently. At our house, the kids go to bed Christmas Eve without a single present under the tree. Then, when they wake up at an ungodly hour, they come barreling down the stairs to see that Santa...
Have you ever heard of Sisyphus? He’s a poor sap from Greek mythology who was condemned to a life of rolling a boulder up a hill almost to the top, only to have it come rolling down again. The term...
I am not a teacher, I’m not married to a teacher, neither of my parents are teachers, and the closest ties I have to teachers are some extended family members and friends. So I don’t speak for them and...
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