When women go through the change of life in menopause, everyone they know goes through it too. When your co-worker keeps adjusting the thermostat in the office, you suffer right along with them. When your life partner suddenly develops insomnia, you both lose sleep. If your sister is […]
Snowbird of Paradise
An Albertan who spends winters in California.
Why do I love the soon-to-be-seventy Joni Mitchell, and somewhat resent the soon-to-be-thirty Edward Snowden? I think it’s because Joni asked me to look inside myself and question my assumptions, while Edward hit me over the head with them. This week we celebrated two game-changers. Joni Mitchell, famously […]
Today there was a free share event in my community, and I gave away a lot of stuff. Ornaments, picture frames, plants, pots … all sorts of miscellany. But, I kept my candles. I have lots of candles. I used to like burning candles so that I could […]
I’ve gone into a men’s washroom only once. It was at a theatre during an intermission. The lineup for the women’s washroom was enormous, but there was no lineup for the men’s. One enterprising woman enquired of a man who was leaving the facilities whether or not there […]
I signed on again with Match.com. I know, I know. I’ve said “never again” several times already, so I’m pretty much a lost cause, but I’m a slow learner. As before, I signed on with the most practical/affordable option, and I’m on the hook for a three month […]
I have figured out what air miles are good for. They are very good for inspiring creative expletives. Years ago I realized I would never buy enough groceries to make my air miles worth anything of value. Nevertheless, they keep slowly adding up to the point where I […]