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Advice to step-parents from my inner teen

Advice to step-parents from my inner teen

My sister and I were teenagers when our Dad fell in love with another woman, left our mother, and got re-married. I had not thought about this “other woman” for decades. When her marriage to my Dad vaporized so did my relationship with her. She…

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A calculating lover

A calculating lover

My uncle Nick is a highly respected life actuary. Normally you would not want to get seated beside one at a dinner party (“so, you predict death for a living…FASCINATING!”). But Nick is a ton of fun. He can tell a joke like it’s nobody’s…

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WHY? The one question you should ask yourself before shacking up

WHY? The one question you should ask yourself before shacking up

My grandmother would never ever have shacked up before marriage. The expected flight pattern for a respectable young woman of her day was from the family home to the warmth of the marital bed.  There may have been a connecting flight living with a same-sex…

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Playing in the soft warm ashes of a once hot love

Playing in the soft warm ashes of a once hot love

A few months ago, my cousin Jen sent me a link to a Jack White song. She heard it on the radio as she was pulling into her driveway and ended up just sitting there, stunned and enthralled – train-wreck style. I want love To…

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If I had a million dollars would I buy your love?

If I had a million dollars would I buy your love?

I can’t get the line “If I had a million dollars, I’d buy your love” (from the Barenaked Ladies song) out of my head. It reminds me of the rising trend of sugar daddy’s and sugar mommies. A sugar daddy/mommy is an older, well-established person…

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Gabe’s big bushy red beard

Gabe’s big bushy red beard

My older son, Jake, met a friend called Gabe in university residence this year. Gabe is a colourful guy, dresses like a lumberjack, and always has a prank up his sleeve. You can spot Gabe a mile away – his distinguishing feature is a big…

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Fifty shades of failure

Fifty shades of failure

I have never been a very deep thinker. Given the choice between reading People magazine and The Economist, I will opt to dive into the life of Kim Kardashian any day of the week. Thus, I was curious about the runaway bestseller 50 Shades of…

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Stand by your man?

Stand by your man?

Too many people are feeling sorry for Huma Abedin, the wife of ex-Congressman and current New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. Mr. Weiner was first disgraced a couple years ago for sexting with someone other than his wife. If that wasn’t enough of a knucklehead…

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May-December romance: Should we care if he’s not in it for the conversation?

May-December romance: Should we care if he’s not in it for the conversation?

Annie Hall was on TV the other night. I have seen this movie classic about 28 times but it still cracks me up. As funny as Woody Allen is in character, I find him way more intriguing in real life. Take his marriage to Soon-Yi…

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Wake me up before you go-go?

Wake me up before you go-go?

A relatively recent Supreme Court of Canada decision has ruled it is a sexual assault to initiate sex while your partner is sleeping. Needless to say this has sent shock waves through my household. While I understand the decision in theory, I have a number…

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