Monday, August 20, 2018
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...
This was the first year in almost two decades that neither of my kids filled out Valentines. It didn’t even occur to me until I started seeing pictures and status updates on Facebook referencing the once-grim task of having a...
When did you realize your kids were smarter than you? I don’t remember exactly what I was doing at the time, but I was looking at the computer. Might have been an important news story, might have been a cat...
I know the dieting drill. Find a trendy new diet, go to the grocery store, buy food that tastes like cardboard, then hunker down with a lonely little bag of mini-carrots and wait for the pounds to melt away....
It’s the type of news story that makes me queasy, the kind I dread reading and that implores me to scroll past when it pops on the screen. And yet, I can’t look away either. Without adequate words to...
I found a half-price sale on-line just before Christmas and ended up buying my husband a Google Home device. It’s basically an electronic brain, I kid you not, and I am completely taken by it. I’m not usually a sucker...
I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I usually scoff at the concept of the any one arbitrary date being the date a person can completely shift a behaviour. Suddenly making a decision to change some...
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...
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