Aunty-Social Media

My children are social media butterflies. They hover around a networking site for a while and then they fly off to check out some other blooming online communication opportunity. Because of this, I have been introduced to MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, Tumblr, and probably some others that […]

Getting Fixed Up

My house had been cleaned and de-cluttered to perfection. The listing agent was optimistic. The sign was out on the lawn and I was ready. Then, the very first person to view my home saw mould on the garage ceiling. Oh no! I had seen the dark spots, […]

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Not Suitable For Prime Time

As the world mourns the death of Robin Williams, my thoughts turned to the anguish that his family and friends must be experiencing. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote about five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) in her book On Death and Dying. This has been widely […]

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Symbols, Logos, and Tattoos

Nothing says “Generation Y” like a tattoo that needs an explanation. One young relative has a tattoo that is a design meaningful only to people with a thorough knowledge of punk/anti-establishment/angst-ridden nineties music. At least, I think it was the nineties. When was Crass big? Anyway, the symbol […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

I always took the time to craft an interesting written online dating profile. However, that whole process made me spend far too much time thinking about myself and my appearance. I also had a hunch that time was wasted, and today I was confirmed in that suspicion. It […]

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A Leap of Doubt

My regular family doctor is on vacation so I went to see another doctor in the same clinic to get a prescription renewed. He asked how long I had been taking that particular medication. I said I couldn’t remember. Then he asked how long I expected to be […]