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Why You Should Read Brietbart

Why You Should Read Brietbart

Every available surface in my house is draped with magazines, newspapers and books. If you look on my kitchen table, you will see The Toronto Star and the New York Times dissected into its sections and strewn from one end to the other. Walk over…

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Why My Husband and I Decided to End a 25-Year Relationship

Why My Husband and I Decided to End a 25-Year Relationship

Dear Director, Loyalty & Retention (The Globe and Mail)   Thank you very much for your letter and 2017 calendar thanking us for our 25+ year loyalty as subscribers to the Globe and Mail. As my husband John reminded me, “I’ve had a longer relationship…

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Till The Cows Come Home

Till The Cows Come Home

Just in case you think I’m just a pretty face who only writes about touchy-feely topics, I will have you know that I have two short pieces in the current issue of This magazine. This is celebrating its 50th anniversary in print this year, and…

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Kendall and Kylie (Yes, I’m Writing About The Kardashians)

Kendall and Kylie (Yes, I’m Writing About The Kardashians)

My older son Jake graduated from university this spring. After four years living on the east coast he packed his books, bass guitar, laptop and came home. Oh, and he packed his girlfriend Michelle too.  They are living here for the summer before they head…

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Three Communication Tips For Contacting An Old Flame

Three Communication Tips For Contacting An Old Flame

My friend “Brian” received an email from “Maggie” out of the blue, someone whom he had dated in high school and has not seen in decades. Maggie hinted she often made it into the city where Brian lived—prompting Brian’s wife to ask, “WTF?” Have you…

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Playboy Is Reinventing. What About You?

Playboy Is Reinventing. What About You?

If you are looking for more signs of an impending apocalypse, Playboy’s decision to stop publishing nude photos has got to be one. I know many men (and some women) say they only read Playboy for the articles (and indeed writers like Margaret Atwood, Gabriel…

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Delusions of Love

Delusions of Love

Have you ever been deluded by an illusion of love? If so, you are not alone. The most extreme story I’ve heard is of a Montreal woman, Sandra Bagaria. Sandra met Amina Arraf, a Syrian blogger and activist on-line. Their texts and photo sharing became…

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Learning To Edit Myself To Tell My Story Better

Learning To Edit Myself To Tell My Story Better

March 2014: I sat at my computer feeling deflated. I wanted to cry. I was reading on-line comments to my first piece on The Good Men Project, a popular U.S. blog dedicated to having a conversation about what it means to be a man in…

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Stunt Woman: On Building A Platform

Stunt Woman: On Building A Platform

Ok, here is the thing. I want a launch party for my book. The only teensy weensy thing standing in my way (apart from having to re-write the darn book for the third time to re-focus my audience) is a huge platform, the kind of…

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Love Me Tinder?

Love Me Tinder?

The very best thing about Christmas holidays is having my university-aged cubs back in the family den. The next very best thing about Christmas holidays is having my cubs’ friends around, many whom I’ve known since they were in diapers. They are now all sporting…

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