I sit here still incredulous. Somehow, impossibly, contrary to every prediction I have made over the past 18 months, contrary to almost every poll and survey and projection available, Donald Trump became the newpresident-elect of the United States. I have no...
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...
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...
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...
By my count, as this column is printed, we will be 91 days into the Trump presidency. Considering the number of newsworthy stories that have come out of the White House since the inauguration, doesn’t it seem like a...
I figure it’s about time I write about one of the great joys of my life these past few years: baseball. I am a baseball mom and a Toronto Blue Jays fan. I’m not a lifer Jays fan, though I...
In a few hours from now I will turn 40. Forty. Years. Old. While that isn’t as scary a prospect as it used to be, I still find it hard to reconcile that I could possibly be that far out...
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 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...
Our flight to Las Vegas was scheduled to depart early in the morning on what was forecast to be a miserable day in Nova Scotia, weather-wise, with that dreaded term no one traveling in February wants to hear –...
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