Tuesday, October 16, 2018
I may be making more of this than I should. It’s probably nothing, but there it remains, a burrowing fear that gnaws at me in unlikely moments. I suspect the concern is common amongst people in my age demographic. I...
A few months ago I completed a task very impressive by my standards, something every parent means to do “one of these days”. I organized my kids’ old school work. All of it. Maybe you have to have a kid...
Since there have been children, there have been zealous parents who advocate for them. In the past few years, however, that zealousness has curdled into outright obnoxiousness. And while schools and functions are rife with horror stories of helicopter parents,...
Strange what makes us feel sad and old. Did you hear that Toys ‘R Us is shutting down its operations? It’s closing or selling its 740 stores in the United States, as well as giving up its international operations, Canada...
I was away on vacation the night of the Academy Awards earlier this month, so I’m just now getting around to watching the broadcast that I PVR-ed. I don’t care much about the awards themselves, but I like listening...
Remind me again why we have Daylight Saving Time? I’ve heard all the arguments: now we can barbeque at 7 p.m.; now we can walk later in the evening; now we’ll have more time to do things – but none...
A while back, I asked the Facebook world about people’s favourite villains. I got a bit of a mixed bag, but because my friends are nerds, the answers were pretty much what you’d expect. There were a couple of joke...

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I was watching a sitcom years ago. I can’t even remember which one, but the storyline involved a woman who had made a video of herself for a dating agency. In it, she explained that she wasn’t actually looking for...
No doubt you have talked or thought about what you might do if you had a million dollars. Actually, one of the first pieces I ever wrote for this newspaper was about how a million dollars, which it sounds like...
I could retire tomorrow if I had a quarter for every person who asked me last week if I was going to write about the Glaze report. I figured there were enough thought pieces already in the mix, so I...
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