Photo credit: iStock With another Federal Election looming large here in Canada, I can't help but worry about the complacency that exists in North American countries when it comes to voting. None of us ever thought that an out-of-control narcissist / bully / chauvinist / wannabe dictator could become President of the United States. The … Continue reading Do we want another out-of-control narcissist / bully / chauvinist / wannabe dictator in charge?
The sound of generators fills the air as we push the kayaks into the calm lake. It has been a few days since Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Nova Scotia, and the power is still out in our neighbourhood. It has been off long enough for the cold packs in our cooler to warm up … Continue reading Aftermath
With September came rain and relief after weeks of dry weather. I always feel relief when the rain arrives. I am very conscious of how dry this summer was and how low the water tables dropped. I can see it in the lake, which is down several feet, causing rocks that are normally submerged to … Continue reading Water Conscious
A few months ago we had to buy a new clothes dryer. Our old almond-coloured one had resided in our house longer than we had. By April of this year, it had reached the ripe old age of thirty-two. It was one of those well-trusted, generic department-store brands that just about every family owned when … Continue reading The Diva In My Laundry Room
Before my sister was born there was another baby, a girl who died in infancy of some unidentified condition. I never really met her. At birth, her prognosis was not good, so I believe my mom and stepdad just decided not to officially introduce her to myself and my older brothers to keep us from … Continue reading For My Sister
Recently someone suggested I hate men, and honestly I had trouble denying it. In retrospect, hate is a very strong word and to suggest that I hate men is too severe of a statement so I will say that there are a lot men that I dislike. There are also many women I don’t like. … Continue reading Do I Really Hate Men?
I have them all fooled, you know. All those people who think I work hard at my garden. They go on about my work and I let them because, why not, I have an ego and they are stroking it. But I don't work hard in my garden. I don't like to work hard. Mother … Continue reading There Are 15 Billion Weeds In My Garden