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...
You’ll be forgiven if, like me, you missed The Big Birthday, what with busy lives and all the usual horrors dominating the news. Nevertheless, it’s not too late to issue best wishes to the one thing that has changed our...
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...
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...
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 are lots of important stories in the news, about the U.S.-North Korea summit and the Stanley Cup playoffs, about flooding in New Brunswick and escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. I’m well aware of those, truly I am,...
When I was in university, I walked into my apartment one night after work and my oldest son, just a baby at the time, was asleep for the night. I was going to school full time and working six...
There’s nothing like a health crisis to liven up the news week, apparently. The entire world is bracing itself for…. well, no one is really sure, but if the television and Internet are right, we all need to prepare for...
As everyone knows, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have been making headline news ever since they announced they’re stepping back as “senior members” of Britain’s royal family. In a statement,...
It seems like forever ago, but also like yesterday. I was sitting in front of the TV watching the White House daily press briefing, as I do quite often, and Sean Spicer was behind the podium, as he always was....




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