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It’s The Little Things That Count

It’s The Little Things That Count

A couple years ago, my son Micah had a jazz concert at The Rex on Queen Street West. He is an alto sax player, and was part of an ensemble. My sister Anita is a huge fan and came to watch him play. After the…

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Fault lines

Fault lines

I was at a dinner party last weekend at the home of my friends Sharon and Frank. The food is always fabulous. This time our meal began with a delicate roasted cauliflower soup drizzled with a smoked cumin and coriander puree, and took off from…

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My Unsolicited Advice to the Newlyweds

My Unsolicited Advice to the Newlyweds

Saskatchewan was not one of the places on my bucket list to visit. Go figure. But here I am in seat 17C on an Air Canada fight from Toronto bound for Regina. My husband’s nose is buried in some thick legal brief making it impossible…

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The Good Wife’s Guide

The Good Wife’s Guide

Somehow a photocopy of an article from Housekeeping Monthly dated May 13, 1955 has ended up under a magnet on our fridge door. It is titled The Good Wife’s Guide. I don’t know who put it there but I have my suspicions. The illustration at…

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The Achilles Heel Of My Relationship

The Achilles Heel Of My Relationship

Here is how the conversation started. My husband John and I were in San Francisco at the Hertz rent-a-car. We were waiting to pick up a Camaro convertible for our drive to Big Sur. The trip was a splurge for our 25th wedding anniversary although…

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25 Years To Life

25 Years To Life

When you are married to a criminal lawyer, it seems fitting to refer to our quarter-century wedding anniversary as “25 to life”. The minister who performed our marriage ceremony on May 27, 1989 was pronouncing a sentence, of sorts, by the powers vested in him….

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California, Baby!

California, Baby!

My husband John and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year. We have never been sentimental about our anniversary. The most we ever do is exchange cards—if we remember (my BFF, Heather, whose nephew was born on our wedding day sometimes reminds me)….

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Am I A Jellyfish? Thoughts on Monogamy

Am I A Jellyfish? Thoughts on Monogamy

I have always had disdain for people who blindly follow the crowd. You know the ones I am talking about—those who sublimate their own desires to conform to societal expectations. They could be your friend the bank employee who would rather be a yoga instructor,…

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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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Why I stopped talking in code and learned to love my birthday

Why I stopped talking in code and learned to love my birthday

I have always hated my birthday. Even as a kid in primary school, I never liked the annual marker of another year gone without enough to show for it. I hate getting older, it freaks me out. I’ve always been a dark person anyways, and…

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