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

New Year, New Intentions, New Beginnings!

Another New Year celebration has come and gone. Champagne corks have been popped, horns have been blown, and hugs, kisses and good wishes exchanged. A myriad of folks have declared that 2017 will be their best year yet and have made resolutions to demonstrate that intention. But after all the partying and merry-making has faded … Continue reading New Year, New Intentions, New Beginnings!

The Unappreciated Christmas Gift

When I was growing up, Christmas was always an exciting time as I eagerly awaited that moment when we got to open our presents. Most people remember a special gift that they were thrilled to receive, but, in my case, one of my most vivid recollections is the rather disappointing gift I received one year. … Continue reading The Unappreciated Christmas Gift

There’s No Place Like Home

Recently my husband and I returned from a 15 day cruise on the Danube and Rhine rivers. It was a wonderful, highly-anticipated trip that was filled with many wonderful sights and experiences. Travelling to new places has always been a highlight for me and I jump at the opportunity to do so, any chance I … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home