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Enough, bloody enough!

May 30, 20221 min read

HA would have been 97 on his birthday last week. The last two years of his life were a confusing time tainted by the dreaded dementia but luckily for us his personality never changed even when he couldn’t communicate verbally any longer. The news of late would have astounded and saddened him beyond words. In his eulogy my son reminded…

Tweets and Twits

March 25, 2022

It is in my nature to respond when questions or comments are made in my ear/eye shot. If you say “my back aches”, my assumption is that you want me to come up with a solution to make you feel better, weird right? I remember years ago travelling with my son and my parents and wrestling with my father to…

Over For Another Year..

March 9, 2022

How was your International Women’s Day? For most of us I suspect it wasn’t much different from most days although I do hope you took a minute to reflect on the status of women in the world. I am speaking of course to first world women and especially those of us living la dolce vita in Canada. For most women…

Glad All Over….

February 14, 2022

Have you ever tried and failed to bring someone around to your way of thinking on what could be described as deeply held personal reasons? No matter how passionately you explain your point of view, no matter how angry you get they resolutely refuse to accept and agree with you. It is beyond frustrating and can create cracks in other…

Groundhog Day and other annoying things

February 3, 2022

The movie “Groundhog Day” was brilliant. The idea that having a do over would lead to positively changing your life was intoxicating. How often have I wanted a do over, more than I’m willing to admit. If I want to really torture myself, I lay awake at night chronicling my worst moments and wishing for that do over. Watching the…