Considering the love affair we had with wood paneling and the preponderance of green, yellow, and brown kitchen appliances, it should come as no surprise that food was different back in the Seventies and Eighties. Everyone was still blissfully unaware of the damage processed foods were potentially doing to our bodies. People could still smoke […]
Few of us would ever deny that the teenage years are tumultuous. But once we’ve put sufficient years between them and our present, they start to shine in a different light. And that light is mostly couched in awe. Awe derived from a newfound appreciation for the remarkable lifestyle we effortlessly sustained during this brief […]
Today is Mother’s Day, the one day out of the entire year we endeavour to do what we should already be doing on a near daily basis; thanking, honouring, and rewarding those women who gave us life and unconditional love. It is also a day where I am most grateful for our public education system […]
This past summer (2015 for future readers) my wife and I packed up the kids and embarked on one of the great lost family rites of passage from the last century; the cross-country road trip. We spent six weeks on the road with our little camper driving from Alberta to Ontario, touring around the childhood […]
The long wait is finally over. After two full months plus a day, thanks mister leap year, I am finally able to eat chocolate once again. I haven’t been this excited since high school grad night only this time I KNOW I’m getting what I want.
I’m the type of person who is tolerated more so than liked (lots of heads nodding). Mothers-in-law are notoriously difficult (lots of heads nodding emphatically). You might be surprised, then, to learn my mother-in-law has entrusted me with killing her.
Well they don’t call Canada the Great White North for nothing. Winter has arrived. And when I say winter has arrived, I mean all of it has arrived. Temperatures have plunged to double digit negatives and are forecast to remain so until Thursday. Snow has been falling pretty much steady for twenty-four hours. Transportation via […]
To maintain what few shreds of clear conscience I have remaining I must begin this review with a nod to transparency and reveal a potential conflict that might lead readers to declare bias in my objectivity. I personally know the owner of this establishment. We went to high school together. I suppose you could say […]
Spring is slowly (excruciatingly slowly) trying to establish its presence here in the Great White North. The snow is mostly gone save for the continually shaded spots, the robins are back much to the lament of terrified worms, the squirrels are once again running wild around the backyard, and in households across the country attention […]