Weeping in the cheese aisle

Remembrance Day.  Typically on November 11th at 11am, I would be in a school assembly with my students, honouring Canada's veterans through songs, readings, and the presentation of class wreaths. This year I was in Costco. (Sidebar: Do you have any idea how many people are at Costco on a Wednesday near 11am??? A lot.  Like a [...]

5 Gift Ideas for the Lovely Lady on your List

Christmas always has a way of sneaking up on us, doesn't it?  Even though the stores start exploding with Christmas stuff  before the kids have finished trick or treating, it seems that a lot of people are still stressing and scrambling to find the perfect gifts right up to the last minute, as if they [...]

The Cult of Runners

Remember back when you were  a little kid in elementary school...when the bell rang for recess, we couldn't get outside fast enough.  We ran for the doors, and when we reached them, we kept on running.  Often with no direction or endpoint in mind.  We just ran and screamed and laughed maniacally, like little crazy [...]