Category Archives: Leaves

Happiness is…

…the new Alexander McCall Smith novel “The Miracle at Speedy Motors” (the latest installment in his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series). Comfort food that’s guilt free.

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Twister for the Brain

Buckle up. This one will require you to twist your brain into knots. It may be a bumpy ride. I am fascinated by yesterday’s post about Guilty Pleasures when I saw how much guilt we have around food. This isn’t the first … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures

I’ve been thinking about the idea of qualified and sanctioned. Who gets the right to tell us what things to like and dislike? Why are these experts more qualified than our own nose to sniff out what we like in … Continue reading

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Of Governmental Paperwork and Screaming

Guess what I’m working on this afternoon?  To encapsulate my mood on the task before me, none could come closer to a more accurate description than my favourite Robertson Davies, pardon me Samuel Marchbanks. FromThe Diary of Samuel Marchbanks:   Week 17, Saturday … Continue reading

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Red Pen Rebel

April 10th is my good friend Michaeleen’s birthday. She was killed in a car accident almost 20 years ago, but I still miss her. We became friends in Grade 3, and remained good friends up until her death at the … Continue reading

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World Theatre Day Message

International Message by Robert Lepage  There are a number of hypotheses on the origins of theatre but the one I find the most thought-provoking takes the form of a fable: One night, at the dawn of time, a group of … Continue reading

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Yiddish Policemen’s Union

I finished reading The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon this week. Wow. What a weird ride. I usually polish off my books in about 2-3 days. This took me three weeks. So, it was not what you might call … Continue reading

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Barenaked in the Book Store

Really. How great are the Barenaked Ladies? The ladies are launching their first ever children’s album in May (“Snacktime” is its name) and debuted some of the material from that album at the Chapters store in Langley (BC). The first … Continue reading

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My List O’ Tears

Be warned. This entry contains spoilers. I’ve been thinking about the things in life that are so beautiful they bring us to tears. I don’t mean things that are sad necessarily, but those things that make us cry just from their … Continue reading

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Of Blogging

Since I’ve been blogging, one glorious month, I’ve actually been reading other blogs. And, as the general wisdom holds, most of them are indeed crap. But, and this surprised me, lots are really good. Imaginative. Cute turns of phrase. Observant. … Continue reading

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