Musings, Observation

The Unsatisfying Story

I admit without shame that I am an avid reader. However, I am running out of good stories to read. Although I am not particularly picky when it comes to genres - romance, suspense, mystery, etc., it pains me to say the absence of certain attributes will get me to lose interest in stories I… Continue reading The Unsatisfying Story

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Romanticism is not Dead

I attended a show given by a world-renown violinist (a prodigy, really) in a small theatre. Toward the end of the show, she surprised us all saying she had received a special request. It turned out the request was from a young man who wanted to propose a betrothal to his girlfriend. They were seated… Continue reading Romanticism is not Dead

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Rolling With The Punches

Resilience is like a muscle. The more you exert it, the stronger it gets. How do you develop your resilience muscle? You face hardship repeatedly and press on. You deal with the unpleasant news you get, you find any speck of positive stuff there is - even if you have to dig for it -… Continue reading Rolling With The Punches

Daily grievance and fun

Hibernation – Where Do I Sign Up?

I have been telling people so for over a decade... Hibernation from December to late February should be mandatory for mothers. Just think about it... A few months to catch up on sleep and to lose weight without doing anything and on top of that, it would make winter much shorter! What's not to like… Continue reading Hibernation – Where Do I Sign Up?

Musings, Observation

The End… is Only a Beginning

Last night, I completed an ambitious project on which I worked for close to two years. When I typed "The End", I thought I would feel a sense accomplishment, a joy to have completed such an ambitious endeavour. Well, I was glad - of course - but the overwhelming urge to celebrate and wake up… Continue reading The End… is Only a Beginning

Daily grievance and fun, Observation

Three Rare Occurrences 

#1 In my neck of the woods, a forecast of 19 C and 20 C for a 21st ad 22nd of October is highly exceptional. Usually, by this time, the mercury hovers in the positive one digit temperature, the car heater is on in the morning and a light scarf is sometimes necessary. I went… Continue reading Three Rare Occurrences 

Observation, People

Thanksgiving Day

Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day