Saturday, June 23, 2018


This was a weird holiday season for me. Not weird in a bad way, just weird in a weird way. Are you in the same boat? I can’t even put a finger on it, it was just away from...
Grandma and grandpa used to have this huge, brown, floor-model stereo. It was right smack in the middle of their living room, and next to it, right under the bin of Nana Mouskouri 8-track tapes, sat a small vinyl...
As the scary, stressful 2017 limps to a close, we all need a treat, and when it comes to the good news, there is nothing quite as fun and distracting than the privileged pomp and circumstance of a royal...
As Canadians usher in the holiday season, we have much to be thankful for. While many places in the world are in turmoil, we enjoy relative prosperity and comfort. Despite the less-than-ideal economic conditions, Canada, and especially Nova Scotia,...
The writing was pretty much on the wall for Sears when the company announced they were “restructuring,” and everyone’s assumptions were confirmed when they announced liquidation plans this summer. While news like this doesn’t come as much of a surprise...

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As we spend more time on-line and learn to measure our worth by “Likes” and “Followers,” our young people (and the not-so-young rest of us) are developing a skewed view of life. Memes are some of the wittiest, most hilarious,...
Imagine I’m at a retreat for people with peanut allergies, and that the absolute worst, deadliest thing that could enter that retreat is a peanut butter sandwich, because that sandwich could kill every single person there in five minutes. So...
Lately, the endless stream of news stories about sexual assault by powerful men has made me feel pretty gross, not to mention increasingly worried. Staying positive, while being exposed to one grimy detail after another, is a tough sell. Even...
I will always be nostalgic about Halloween. Now that my kids aren’t little kids anymore, I don’t have costumes to shop for and faces to paint. Most of my piles of decorations stay in bins in the basement. It...
I saw a little girl shopping today with her mother. She couldn’t have been more than four, and there she was, walking down the aisle like a woman on a mission, her head held high and her little blue...
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