Apprentice

Posted by on May 27, 2016

Perhaps this is old-fashioned, but in our household there is a clear division of work. It’s a respect thing. The Carpenter and I play to each other’s strengths and stay out of each other’s way. Sometimes (as in not very often), the Carpenter allows me to help him with home improvement tasks that involve the […]

May Two-Four

Posted by on May 21, 2016

Well hello there long weekend. You’re looking good. Pour me a cool drink and let’s move this party to the patio, where we can kick off our shoes, sun our legs and let the negotiations begin. Most Canadians don’t refer to this holiday as May 24th. No, it’s the May two-four, like the case of […]

Rumour mill

Posted by on May 13, 2016

We’ve all done it. We’ve all talked about someone behind their back. We’ve shared the dirt. We’ve passed along the gossip. We’ve raised the alarm at the first sign of smoke without smelling the fire. It’s human nature, you might say. To defend our bad behavior we make excuses like, “It’s a small town. Everyone […]

Existential mom crisis

Posted by on May 6, 2016

No other decision in my life has prompted repeated episodes of existential crisis quite like my role as a mother (and that’s saying something for a writer). My children are not only my greatest light, they have also cast out some of my darkest shadows. I’m supposed to be guiding them, but in truth, they […]