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

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

Lost in Translation

I have always been a big proponent of the value of learning a second, third or even fourth language. The ability to speak several tongues can serve one well, particularly when travelling in foreign lands or working with people whose first language is not English. But I have also found that sometimes knowing only a … Continue reading Lost in Translation

A Cover Story

Okay, I’ve decided to come clean and admit it. I have a problem, actually it’s more like an addiction. I know, it’s hard to believe that a fine, upstanding citizen such as myself could have such issues, but it’s true and it’s time for me to face up to the fact. The simple truth is … Continue reading A Cover Story

Flight Risks

Just recently my husband and I took a road trip to Calgary and will soon undertake another to Arizona. In an age where more and more people are choosing to fly to destinations (including ourselves), it was a refreshing change. The phrase “convenience of flying” no longer seems applicable as it’s becoming more and more … Continue reading Flight Risks

In A Pickle!

My kitchen has smelled glorious these past few weeks. I mean, what could smell better than the aroma of fresh dill and garlic? In fact, I can’t believe that some company that manufactures air fresheners hasn’t yet marketed this tantalizing aroma. (It definitely would be a big seller in Ukrainian communities.) That smell wafting through … Continue reading In A Pickle!