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There is no place like home…

Years ago, I was at a wedding where a wise redhead said in her speech “Life is a journey, not a guided tour”.  She was not the first, nor the last person to have said this, however, it is her words that have stuck with me, through this always surprising … Read more

Gossip Girl

For the record, sometimes I spend the first 20 minutes before I write a blog post like this… Well, apparently, I am.  Friends, I am a gossip.  I grew up in a big family in a small town, so while I perhaps come by it honestly, truthfully it isn’t something … Read more

Get Out!

Ah, there is nothing like winter in Ottawa.  So far, this winter, not only have we repeatedly been the coldest capital on the planet (not the contest one wants to win), many days it has actually been colder here than it is on Mars.  I always heard one couldn’t actually … Read more

Kiss and Tell…

Remember the days when the words Office Christmas Party were synonymous with awkward gift exchanges, loosened inhibitions and sometimes surprising romantic trysts that lead to water cooler gossip. Nowadays, the water cooler is the world wide web.  Every day the world gets smaller and smaller.  Social media is abundant in … Read more

“Making your way in the world today…

…takes everything you’ve got.  Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot.”  If you are of a certain age, or into retro tv, you know this theme song to the popular show Cheers.  It was so beloved in our house, my sister’s boyfriend (now husband) would … Read more