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First comes love, etc.

First comes love, etc.

It has been a quiet Saturday. My younger son Micah is in Cuba for some fun in the sun with his high school graduating class. My older son Jake is ensconced hundreds of miles away at university. This leaves my husband John and me all…

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Love in the time of dementia

Love in the time of dementia

My mother-in-law Eleanor is a vivacious woman, a former school teacher who at 84 still insists on the proper use of English. You do not want to mix up the use of “who” and “whom” in her presence, although she will kindly but firmly correct…

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Do stay-at-home dads have a jobette?

Do stay-at-home dads have a jobette?

Here’s an interesting factoid. Stay-at-home dads are five times more likely to have an affair than other men. One hypothesis is, feeling emasculated by not being the primary breadwinner, they sleep around to prove they are still macho. Interesting theory, but I’d like to propose…

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Do you really want to find your soul mate?

Do you really want to find your soul mate?

If one more person tells me they have finally found their “soul mate” I am going to slit my wrists. I am gob smacked that almost 50% of people in a recent Globe and Mail poll said they believe in love at first sight, and…

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This Valentine’s Day give a card with more oomph

This Valentine’s Day give a card with more oomph

My favourite part of Valentine’s Day is shopping for a card. I love my annual pilgrimage to the stationery store. It feels so retro to linger over one card after another. I take the time to read each saying, feel the quality of the bond,…

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C’mon guys, take the compliment!

C’mon guys, take the compliment!

There is only one person in the world I would throw my best friend under the bus for.  That person is my hair stylist, Craig. When he dies, there will be a special place in heaven just for him – and that is on the…

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The thrill of the hunt

The thrill of the hunt

My older son Jake has been studying philosophy at a liberal arts college on the east coast. Most of the time, I have no idea what he is talking about. During one Skype call, he was jabbering excitedly about the delights of Epicurus. I started…

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Truth or consequences – what are the ethics of an affair?

Truth or consequences – what are the ethics of an affair?

People all across the nation are pledging to be faithful to the one they love. Over 90 per cent of people in a Pew Research survey said ‘faithfulness’ is ‘very important’ for a successful marriage. Curious then that statistics tell a different story. “Cheating” is…

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Is being the child of divorce all bad?

Is being the child of divorce all bad?

It is easy to think being the child of divorce is all bad. According to the research, kids from broken families are more likely to smoke, be on Ritalin, suffer from lower self esteem, drop out of school, suffer a stroke, and die earlier than…

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One coin, two sides

One coin, two sides

Stick with someone long enough and chances are one of their personal traits or habits will start to drive you crazy. Whether it is the way they chew their food, laugh in a hee-haw fashion, or leave the lights on when they exit a room,…

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