Monthly Archives: November 2018

Dad’s not-so-good, not-so-bad day

It started with a bad dream that kept me awake (bad). Later, I fell back asleep and slept till after 10 (good). When I came downstairs I found two old lottery tickets (good). Neither was a winner (bad). Lis texted … Continue reading

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Mystery partly solved

For those who share my frustration and bewilderment about where socks go, I have a partial solution. I asked our cleaning lady, Maria, to keep an eye peeled. She came up from the basement a while later, triumphant holding the … Continue reading

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A word use tip

When I was a journal editor I used to look out for instances when  ‘which’ was incorrectly used in place of ‘that’. In that instance, I knew the correct answer. (Reply if you need the rule explained). But, until today, … Continue reading

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In need of a new word

In recent years as our family has aged I have struggled to find  the right word for a common situation. As a paediatrician, I never liked the word ‘kids’ in place of children. It seemed somehow belittling (no pun intended) … Continue reading

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Cling/Saran Wrap/Film Update

For those who’ve been keeping track of this story, waiting patiently for the end, I am sorry to report the miracle wrap film is still being dispensed. I now think this may be the last day. We shall see. PS… … Continue reading

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Your time is valuable

I began cooking and baking some while ago. I am gradually becoming ‘successful’ though I’m not sure what the criteria for cooking success are. Nevertheless, one of the few products that usually seems to garner praise is my honey cake. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Struggles

I have been trying to get my head around my feelings about Remembrance Day. I watched the ceremonies in Ottawa and across Canada and was deeply moved. I wondered if any of my children or grandchildren did so. I guessed … Continue reading

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