Tag Archives: Holidays


Having enough. Of everything. Continue reading

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The Christmas Frog

The best gift ever. Continue reading

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Aliens in the Midst

There are aliens among us. Space aliens, that is, not illegal aliens, although when you think about it, they may well be both. After all, it’s hard to see that stealthy invaders from another galaxy would have filled in the … Continue reading

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Love Never Fails

The over-abundance of tacky Valentine’s Day gifts leads to musings about the true nature of love. Continue reading

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Transforming an often miserable Hallowe’en into the Day of the Dead – a remembrance and celebration of our dead.   The snowdrifts are knee high and hard crusted; the snow underfoot is so dry it squeaks. With the temperature hovering … Continue reading

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The Test of Life

We have lost the test of life, he informs me, handing my drycleaning over the counter. I am, in quick succession, startled, panicked and then indignant: who knew a test of life had even been scheduled? Some hand waving clarifies … Continue reading

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Only in Canada, Eh?

Happy Simcoe Day! What’s that you say? Never heard of it? You’re in good company — or numerous company, at least. Most Torontonians have never heard of it either, and they have less excuse than you do: it’s been their … Continue reading

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Once is Happenstance

He’d won. Ignoring the reviews, we’d gone to see the dick flick (exploding helicopters) instead of the chick flick (exploding relationships). It was terrible: he admitted as much, during the credits. But I couldn’t leave it alone.  As we shuffled … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know About Love, I Learned at the Movies

Herewith, Week #3 of my 5-week ‘tribute to the movies’ series. As Valentine’s Day looms, this week’s topic is love, true love. Men can’t help lying about sex; women can’t help telling the truth. I don’t know which is worse. … Continue reading

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