Category: A wee bit of a rant

12 Apr 2020

I have been very angry these past weeks. I have spoken harshly to joggers who would run up right behind me without warning and pass me as if social distancing did not apply to them. I have lost it when the wife of the jogger that cut right in front of me less than a…

19 Oct 2019

We vote for all kinds of reasons. We vote to support a candidate, we vote for the policies of a particular party, we vote because we like the leader of a party and sometimes we vote to stop particular candidates, parties and their leaders. Is one reason more valid than another? I don’t know. I…

18 Oct 2019

I’m not a big fan of fear mongering. Nor am I a fan of groupthink. When the two exist side by side it makes me want to step back and ask: “what is really going on here?” In the chaos that has become elections I worry that there are many who out of fear choose…

05 Sep 2019

Whenever I need to understand what someone else is thinking, feeling or creating I suggest we have a sit down conversation. I ain’t old school.

09 May 2019

“Platinum Blonde” is one of the nicer things someone has said to me since I stopped putting highlights into my every changing hair. “If you’re over 65…” was one of the least, if not the least, welcome comment I’ve heard. I’m 55. The funny thing is that I would never have guessed what this decision…

11 Jan 2019

Dear Mean Girls, Thank you for making me an outsider. The view from here is so much more spectacular than you will ever be able to imagine. To all the Carlas, Julies and Sues out there, I want to let you know that the kids who did think I was interesting enough to be friends…

28 Jan 2018

Three and half years ago I moved back to Toronto. It never occurred to me that moving back to a place I had grown up in and loved could be so isolating. There are two easy answers for this: 1) the city had grown so much in the years I’ve been away that logistically connecting…

07 Jan 2018

Sometimes when I read an article I know that it’s something I need to address. Laura Stone’s Globe and Mail article on Karina Gould becoming Canada’s first cabinet member to give birth is one of those articles. First, I’d like to acknowledge Ms. Gould’s commitment to serving her country as a Member of Parliament and…