In some remote corner…

We just bought a new television after finally getting rid of the monstrosity that has dominated one entire corner of our living room for the past two decades (the thing just wouldn’t quit). Now we have an awesome, flat-screen, 60” device that takes up far less space, promises all kinds of up-to-date features, and doesn’t … Continue reading In some remote corner…

The Mystery of the Scraggly Beard

We have been watching the Stanley Cup playoffs these past couple of weeks and one of the ritual for players is the playoff beard. It’s understandable that athletes don’t want to change anything that seems to be working in their favour and one of those practices is allowing one’s facial hair to be left untouched … Continue reading The Mystery of the Scraggly Beard

Canada enters adulthood

  All of us have defining moments in our lives that mark our entrance into adulthood. So it was for our country. Although we may be celebrating the 150th birthday of our nation, it was a century ago that Canada came of age by coming out of the shadow of Great Britain and establishing its … Continue reading Canada enters adulthood

Be the change you want to see

  When it comes to cleaning up after yourself, some people, most notably my children and my former students, might accuse me of being rather dictatorial in nature. That’s probably because that was non-negotiable in my books. However, as some tyrants might do, I didn’t just made the rules, I tried my best to live … Continue reading Be the change you want to see

Small Annoyances Can Become Lasting Endearments

My husband and I went out for dinner the other night. At the end of the meal, when the waitress came to pick up his empty plate, I knew what was coming next and the scenario that would next play out. I knew what was about to transpire because I had been witness to it … Continue reading Small Annoyances Can Become Lasting Endearments

The Slippery Slope of Women’s Rights

The Women’s March on January 21, 2017, in reaction to Donald Trump’s inauguration, certainly caught my attention. Millions of women around the world marched in the interests of protecting human rights, which included women’s rights. Politics aside, I couldn’t believe that in this day and age, women are still having to organize and participate in … Continue reading The Slippery Slope of Women’s Rights

How to Keep it Short and Tweet

I just did something that I thought I would never do – I joined Twitter! Now I, along with millions of others, can add my two cents worth to the conversation (which is really nothing considering the status of the now-defunct penny in Canada). Actually my writing coach felt it was important to join, so … Continue reading How to Keep it Short and Tweet