Two Lost Landmarks

Two Lost Landmarks

Toronto has changed so much over the years, as have I. I share this memoir of my days in Toronto and two lost landmarks. Continue reading Two Lost Landmarks

Flying Gazebos and Other Perils of Life

Flying Gazebos and Other Perils of Life

My favourite season of the year is spring, when we begin to thaw out  after the long cold winter and things start blooming. It reminds me of a promise – the promise of a warm and sunny glorious summer! Until Continue reading Flying Gazebos and Other Perils of Life

Happy Dad’s Day

Happy Dad’s Day

Any man can be a father; it takes a very special person to be a real Dad though. Continue reading Happy Dad’s Day

This is Me!

Wanted to quickly share somethings, so I guess this is a “quicky” post. I did one of those stupid Facebook quizzes today – the kind of thing I tell everyone NOT to do because they’re just mining your friends and Continue reading This is Me!

Timeless Advice 

I recently turned 60, and it’s been a surreal experience. I tell myself that I’m not “really” 60, and then I look in the mirror and realize that yes, sadly I really am. I thought I would commemorate this depressing Continue reading Timeless Advice 

Unexpected Lessons

A speech given a couple of months ago by a fellow Toastmaster had a profound effect on me. I find myself thinking often about what she had spoken of, and many times I thought about forwarding the advice to others. It Continue reading Unexpected Lessons

The Worst Decisions

I hate making decisions; I’m a fence-sitter at heart. When I’m forced into making a decision, I second guess myself for days afterwards. I have doubts and they can be crippling. That’s how I feel though, it’s not how I Continue reading The Worst Decisions

At What Cost?

This may be a deep, thoughtful subject. It’s definitely going to be a controversial one. It’s also definitely a conversation worth having. It’s a conversation about choice and the right to make your own decisions. It’s about the end of Continue reading At What Cost?

2016 – The Year of Living

Happy New Year 2016! I’m not a fan of resolutions, as I think they set us up for disappointment and self-loathing. Setting a resolution tends to make us over-critical of ourselves, as if somehow we aren’t good enough just as Continue reading 2016 – The Year of Living

Tears

I cry a lot. I have always cried a lot. I’ve cried for many reasons. When I was a little girl, my teachers made fun of me in school for crying so much. One teacher, at William G. Miller Public School in Continue reading Tears