The rules about private conversations in public places were relaxed a long time ago. I think it was when school children started being loud and obnoxious on busses. My in-laws were visiting once and, since they were without their own car, chose to take a bus into town. […]
Snowbird of Paradise
An Albertan who spends winters in California.
I sometimes find myself wishing that someone will see me when I am tapping my foot to music or singing along with my iPod. I want people to see me as cheerful and lighthearted and musically inclined. When I go outside, no one knows who I am. They […]
I just cancelled a hiking date, and now I feel so much better. I like taking long walks in cities or in parks, alone or with friends, so this event made sense. It was a Match.com Stir event, which means that it was set up to introduce subscribers […]
I have just finished reading an excellent novel by Jojo Moyes called Me Before You. Since the story involves a caregiver and the man she cares for, it’s easy to assume that the title is about which of them would or should die first. The tease in the […]
I recently heard two young men comparing their frustrations with job searches. They were both looking for work in the high-tech industries that are ubiquitous in this area, and both were so far unsuccessful. One was particularly outraged because he had submitted an application online, and it had […]