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

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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

Home Renovations – Beautification or Aggravation?

There’s nothing I enjoy more than thumbing through glossy, home décor magazines and imagining all the changes I could make that would transform our home into a show piece. But while it’s easy planning home renovations, carrying out those plans is another thing entirely. It seems that no matter how well a project is researched, … Continue reading Home Renovations – Beautification or Aggravation?

Tell Me a Story

All of us have that certain family member or friend who has the knack for telling a great story. No matter how many times we may have heard a particular tale or no matter that we know every punch line and exactly how the story ends, the telling and retelling still manages to grab our total … Continue reading Tell Me a Story

One of the Dark Secrets of History

We often hear that if we don’t learn from history’s mistakes, then we are doomed to repeat them. Yet how are we to gain such insight and understanding, if the facts of some tragic events have been suppressed and hidden from the scrutiny of the world? Such is the case of the Holodomor which occurred … Continue reading One of the Dark Secrets of History