Category: Family

Carless in California

I am, unexpectedly, undergoing a social experiment. I am living in California without a car. “What utter madness!” I hear you cry. But, it’s true. And, it’s by choice…kind of. When I returned here on New Year’s Eve, I expected to be buying or leasing a car within […]

Ladies Only Glow

My mother had an adage for every occasion. If it was a very hot day she would say, “Horses sweat and men perspire, but ladies only glow.” The implication was that men were more civilized than horses and women were more delicate than both, or at least less […]


Christmas Stockings

Canadians, like the Japanese, take their shoes off at the door before entering the house.  I’m not sure why the Japanese do it, but Canadians do it because half the year is snowy, slushy, or wet and we don’t like tracking dirt on to the floors. When I […]

Make A Wish

Virtual Charity

You’d think it would be easier to give money away For several years now I have been donating money to charities in lieu of gifts to my siblings. We all have enough necklaces and scarves, so this is the best way to show I care and do some […]


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