Monday, June 17, 2019
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...
You’ve gotta wonder what’s happening in Florida, right? That state is like the problem child of the United States. Anytime a big story breaks, one of my first thoughts is: I bet that’s in Florida. I used to think I...
Although it’s not a store I visited frequently, I felt a pang of regret when Sears filed for bankruptcy, and that pain worsens around the Christmas season. It’s not that it wasn’t expected. The company had suffered a long and...
It’s been a year of pretty extraordinary eulogies. Between the funeral services for people like Aretha Franklin and Sen. John McCain and Anthony Bourdain, I’ve logged a few hours watching and reading tributes. What struck me with all of them...
Why do I even follow the news anymore? Politicians always bicker, but this past few years has been so, so much worse. Instead of arguing about ideology and policy, they make it personal. And while Canada is no stranger to...
There has been an argument in my house about the same topic for awhile now, and because of someone’s unwillingness to see things my way, I’ve had to take matters into my own hands. Anyone married will understand. While said...
I planned a nap today. And I don’t mean that I planned to take one today, I mean I planned one for Monday, October 22. That’s a full 12 days from the day I’m writing this. This is what...
I’m a firm believer in hard work; in actual labour, putting in your hours and your nose to the grindstone. We are born with a certain amount of talent and brains which can be molded and improved, but the factor...
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