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International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is coming up next week, on Tuesday March 8th. In this modern era, when there is an equal number of women and men in our Canadian cabinet, do we really need such a day? I can just hear people calling for an International Men's Day (there already is one) and it makes me think of Chris Rock at the Oscars last week, asking why we need both a female and a male Best Actor category. But the fact is, sadly, International Women's Day is still relevant and needed. — Read More —
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Giving Thanks

If Halloween is the best day of the year (see last week’s blog post), then Thanksgiving is the second best. October is a really excellent month. Thanksgiving is like Christmas but without the stress of… — Read More —
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The Best Day of the Year

Halloween is just around the corner. It really is the perfect holiday. (It's not actually a holiday. But it should be.) You get to eat candy, you get to be whomever you want to be, you don't have to spend money on presents for people you hardly see or even like and there are no awkward family dynamics to deal with, because you don't have to spend time together if you don't want to. What's not to love? — Read More —
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Timbits For All!

I can’t think of many people who eat doughnuts on a regular basis. But they must be out there, because over the last five years the doughnut has been reinvented and re-popularized, with trendy shops… — Read More —
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Two Words That Can Change Your Life

I’m sorry. It’s a powerful phrase. Perhaps even more meaningful than those other 3 little words.      As Canadians we’re known for being quick with an apology. And in everyday life it’s a description that fits.… — Read More —
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In Search of ZZZs

No one ever told me that one of the joys of aging includes the end of regular long deep sleeps. I remember a time not so long ago when I'd be sawing logs before I was horizontal and I'd stay that way all through the night. Is this God's way of telling me that I'm getting closer to the really big sleep so it makes sense to deprive me of it now? — Read More —
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The Man Repellant List

My fashion loving friends and I spend no small amount of time talking about the intricacies of the latest fashions. — Read More —
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Men in Bars

When work takes me on the road, dining alone is a pleasure I cherish. Sometimes it means a night in, complete with robe, slippers, room service and a sappy rom-com or it might be a seat for one at the end of the bar at some local hot spot. Either way, I enjoy the solitude after a day of being "on". So it really sucks when someone ruins my fun. — Read More —
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Bullies Be Gone

Today I'm attending a fundraiser in Vancouver in support of Pink Shirt Day (coming up on February 26th) to raise funds and awareness for anti-bullying campaigns across the country. I am more than happy to lend a hand because bullying can happen to anyone, at any age, including myself. — Read More —
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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Wisdom

You've bought the card, that's a good first step. But now you're staring at it's blank inside, unsure of what to write. Depending on where you're at in your romance, maybe you don't want to say too much. Or if you're well down the road to forever, perhaps you're afraid of saying too little. — Read More —