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If You Dream of Happily Ever After, Your Dreams May Come True

If You Dream of Happily Ever After, Your Dreams May Come True

I was never much of a student at university. I wasn’t the one impatiently waiting for the library doors to open so I could spend the next ten hours delving deeper and deeper into the research stacks. But now I’m like a hound dog sniffing…

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Playing in the Ashes – Three Years Later

Playing in the Ashes – Three Years Later

I just finished reading Aziz Ansari’s book Modern Romance. Ansari is a stand-up comic, has a show on Netflix and was in Parks and Recreation. He wasn’t on my radar but John thought the book seemed like one I should read. And when your husband…

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Do You Think You Have Found “The One”? Take This Test To Find Out

Do You Think You Have Found “The One”? Take This Test To Find Out

(Guest post for eHarmony Canada) I first spotted my husband across a crowded room at a party. He was everything I was looking for—smart, athletic, confident. I was smitten. But, during a late-night walk along the Thames River in London, Ontario, a few weeks later,…

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Studying The (Bread) Bible

Studying The (Bread) Bible

I was vowing to eat fewer carbs this year, until I opened my Christmas present from Jake and Micah. It was The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum, a beautifully written and authoritative recipe book. I used to be my sons’ culinary cheerleader, but now…

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Can You Prove Your Love?

Can You Prove Your Love?

It’s not like I was looking for more reasons to roll my eyes at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s “proof of relationship” protocols. (Here’s my rant from June 11.) But after reading today’s front-page story in The Toronto Star, “Proof of love? 532 pages aren’t enough,”…

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Mating in Captivity

Mating in Captivity

When I met my husband-to-be at 23 we lived in separate apartments, at diagonal corners of a large park. I remember that giddy feeling of walking to his place late at night, excited about how the night might unfold. There was a kaleidoscope of butterflies…

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Finding Love In My Rejection

Finding Love In My Rejection

The best thing about rejection is having someone to share it with. I submitted a book proposal on relationships to a highly respected literary agent. In her feedback, she said she liked the “humour, great stories and common sense” but detailed her legitimate concerns about…

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The Next Chapter (Your Book Of Love)

The Next Chapter (Your Book Of Love)

Can I guess how your story began? Was it a chance encounter? You were standing in a long line-up at the local coffee shop and the barista was taking his sweet time. You made some off-the-cuff comment about how if you didn’t get espresso into…

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Love In The First Person

Love In The First Person

This past Thanksgiving (and family reunion) my younger son Micah asked whether I was lonely. I know he feels concerned about me. He left home in September to start university several hours away; his older brother is studying even farther away on the east coast;…

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Thinking outside the dating box

Thinking outside the dating box

After I saw Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs, I thought it would be really cool to be an FBI agent. Foster’s character, Clarice, was so smart, so gutsy and so witty. I quickly came to my senses though. While the job of an…

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