Posted by on Aug 26, 2016

I couldn’t stop myself. It was as if I was possessed by the spirits of cranky ghosts of shopping trips past. I became that mother. In my defense, back to school shopping makes me insane. Every ounce of cool, hipster, I’m-still-with-it youthfulness died the moment I reached for the price tag and saw the digits […]

Matilda The Musical is for everyone

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

This is not a review. This is a recommendation. Go see Matilda The Musical at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre. Trust me on this one. We nicknamed our daughter Broadway Baby because of her love for musicals and performances that have graced the stages of New York City’s famed theatre row. At 16 years-old she has […]

Summer is not over yet

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016

Please stop saying summer is almost over. It’s not. There is plenty of summer ahead, okay, so just simmer down. Don’t rush through it. Ignore the back-to-school sales and ads for the Canadian National Exhibition that suggests the inevitable end to this great season. I still have one week of vacation and it’s not until […]

My mentor – Ramsay Cook

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016

The country was in crisis. The Referendum was looming. The daily news was electric and for once, it seemed all Canadians were engaged in the issues. And I was in the heart of it, in a lecture hall at York University, watching two of Canada’s leading academics locked in a heated debate on Quebec’s distinct […]