Photo by Sam Carter on Unsplash. A couple of weeks ago I attended a very lovely wedding wearing a twenty-year-old dress. A dress I also thought was very lovely and had last worn at a wedding in 1999. It still fit, just not the same way it fit twenty years ago. In 1999, it hung … Continue reading Now Is A Good Time Not To Be A Sheep
Photo by Lucien Kolly on Unsplash. You can't imagine how thrilled I was to see the turnout and international response to Greta Thunberg's Climate Change Strike. What an amazing young lady. I only wish I had had that much confidence at 16 years of age. I don't think I have that much confidence now, at … Continue reading Consumers Need To Take More Responsibility For Climate Change
As the regular baseball season comes to an end, my favourite team will not be going to the post season. Yes, I can still watch the post season, but it's not quite the same when your team isn't playing. By next week, I will be having withdrawal symptoms while looking for something else to fill … Continue reading Why This Bitch Loves Baseball
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