Creating Christmas Memories

Never place the Santa booth next to the fountain at the mall. The one and only time I ever took a child to see Santa...

Wedding Extravaganza

According to wedding specialists, couples are lining up to tie the knot next Saturday, the seventh of July. It seems the date 7/7/07 is...

Don’t Mess with History

The future belongs to those who understand the past. Without an awareness of how past events affect the present, how will our children make...

Commitment Phobia

One of the biggest holiday hits in the movie theatres was The Holiday, an irritating flick about two implausible women who find happiness jutting...

When Life is Good

When most people picture late December days they envision lights, and parties and presents. Those things dance through my mind, too, but they’re intermingled...

For the Love of Beauty

Our family doesn’t have a television, at least not one that gets any channels. We just use our box for movies, because I know...

A Risky Ride

I hate jerks. That’s probably why I can’t stand roller coasters. The up and down is bad enough, but the sudden jerks when you...

O Canada, Who are You?

I have been increasingly forlorn as I read about the culture wars erupting in Europe. Unassimilated Muslim youths in France torch cars. Cartoons of...

What Women Want

Let me give you the stories of two women who are very close to me, both of whom start our tales with children from...

Summer Lovin’

When I was seven years old I was heartbroken because my mother wouldn’t let me see the movie Grease. My friends were all seeing...

No More Platitudes

Earlier this year, after the tragic fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Manners in a Toronto high school, I made the mistake of reading a...

Freezing Our Credit Cards

Let’s fast forward twenty years. My husband and I are living in a bungalow as a concession to my bad knee. He’s still not...

Training to Distraction

I have to admit to some skepticism when it comes to new medical disorders. Take ADD, for instance. There is no way that such...

Love on Purpose

I travel well. I enjoy plane rides, I don’t mind airports, and I’m a big fan of cruise ships. But I don’t pack particularly...

Seeking a Wise Man

Seeking a Wise Man Right now, many men are obsessed with that age old question: “how can I earn major brownie points this Christmas?”...