Observation

A New Year Begins

The last two years brought bumps on the road and a little bit of counter winds, but mostly, they were years of growth. In 2018, I have seen my youngest child turn of age. She reached legal majority. She can vote and legally drink in bars. I have also become aware that, if you keep… Continue reading A New Year Begins

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People

An Unexpected Return

I was knocked off my chair last night. A friend from a former life emailed me after a good three years of complete radio silence.  I did a double take, read the email ten times to make sure I had not hallucinated it... and then replied to it.  This was one peculiar friendship... born in… Continue reading An Unexpected Return

Musings, People

People Don’t Change

I heard recently that, in marriage, a man doesn't want his woman to change and the woman wants her man to change.  We often hear of unrealistic expectations, irreconcilable differences, unmet needs, lack of intimacy, infidelity as the most common reasons to divorce. Well,  if youth knew what the older generation only learned with time,… Continue reading People Don’t Change

Observation, People, Special

Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers

As expected, I got nothing. Had he been a quick thinker, he could have emailed me an image of flowers (either of a one-flower and greens bouquet or a monster-size bouquet), gotten a smile or a laugh out of me and made my day brighter. That's fine. Getting something was not the purpose of the… Continue reading Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers

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

Musings

What’s the Point?

You know.... There are moments in life when you cannot help but wonder "what's the point of all this?"  Although you want to be motivated and mobilized, your heart is just not in it! What is the point indeed? The fun has been wrung out of the activity you were passionate about not that long… Continue reading What’s the Point?