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...
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...
If you ever want to start an argument about something other than politics or vaccinations, I invite you to discuss banning children from restaurants. That’ll get the ball rolling, real quick. I happened upon this topic again recently when I...
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...
The night before our return home from Las Vegas, was spent being tourists on the strip. For months, I had looked forward to seeing the famous Bellagio fountains, so we ventured over there to catch the...
Of the people traveling in our group to Las Vegas, my husband and I were the only two who hadn’t been there before. So after an incredibly full day of sightseeing and more than one sociable...
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,...
Our first full day in Las Vegas can best be described with the phrase, “When in Rome.” We all decided we should get up as early as we could manage to make the most of our...
The high school yearbook. Have you dusted yours off and cracked it open lately? I have. I don’t have a hard copy, sadly. It was lost in a box that never got mailed home from my time living in the...
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...
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