Photo by Nicole Geri on Unsplash. When I was in my early teens, my oldest brother gave me a wall banner that said, I think I'm allergic to morning. The words above a picture of Snoopy on top of his doghouse trying to wake up. Snoopy was tired, with heavy eyelids. He looked grumpy and … Continue reading I Am Not Lazy… I Am Retired!
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
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
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?
Sitting unassumingly under an elephant-shaped cozy, given to me many years ago by my step sons, is my morning tea. Enjoying a large mug while checking in with the world through social media, news apps and email is a morning ritual for me. I allow myself to dawdle through this because it is part of … Continue reading Regarding Tea, Meat, Fossil Fuels And Cow Farts
You may or may not have seen the CBC news story about the woman who had to have part of her leg amputated after breaking her foot because she couldn't get anyone to take her concerns seriously. If you haven't, you really should read it. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/samanthan-rideout-amputee-broken-foot-1.5184582 A very loud voice in my head keeps … Continue reading The Gender Bias In Health Care Rant.