I’ve read every article I have found on this topic, and I’ve heard every cure imaginable, but I still have insomnia. Most nights I sleep in two four-hour shifts, with two hours in between when I can chat with Australians online. If the planets align, and if I […]
Snowbird of Paradise
An Albertan who spends winters in California.
It’s weird to go to community pancake breakfasts and barbeques alone. It’s not so much fun as going with someone else. I could easily find someone to go with me. All I have to do is pick up the phone and call a friend, but I’m not doing that. […]
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 […]
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 […]