This is a first for me, a review of an audio book. That may not seem like a noteworthy distinction, but I’m growing ever more convinced that it is. I’ve been listening to audiobooks off and on for a few months now. They’re handy when out walking or doing some chores around the house and […]
This week, I confess to a crime. This type of crime may confuse my younger readers, may even amuse them. In a world where one’s entire collection of owned music can be stored digitally on a device the size of a cassette tape and easily shared with friends in seconds, the very concept of stealing […]
Love songs can be … … nauseating. As my children assert their musical tastes on the household, my ears are increasingly besieged by the stomach churning bilge that is a pop music ballads. Not that rock ballads or, god forbid, country ballads are much better and I say that as someone who greatly appreciated when […]
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 […]
I’ve now been parenting for nine years, most of that time as the at-home parent, which I think makes me a veteran. And likely an expert, though current results may undermine such a bold assertion. Whatever the case, one thing has become abundantly clear to me over that time period. I’m bloody old school. Not […]
Before the last sticky globule of partially chewed Corn Flakes found its way to my startled stomach, I bolted from the kitchen table, grabbed my backpack, squeezed the side of the bag to make sure my ball glove was inside, and slung it over my shoulders.