Burqhas and Bra Straps

Soon after the Afghanistan was liberated, women lined up to start taking driving tests.  When reading the news accounts of this marvellous event, what...

No More Dads

There’s an interesting, albeit heartbreaking, lawsuit in the United States right now. The National Center for Men is suing on behalf of Matt Dubay,...

Escaping Responsibility

I’ve been thinking a lot about the number 30,000,000 lately. It’s a big number. Canada’s population crossed that milestone a few years ago. It’s...

Mind If I Interrupt?

Knock Knock.   Who’s there? The Interrupting Sheep.   The Interrupting Sh—— BAAAA! That joke is guaranteed to cause all five-year-olds to collapse into fits of...

Our Only Defense

I am sick of turning on the computer and seeing the headline of the latest shooting. Last week it was 32 in Virginia. (Not...

Where Have All the Men Gone?

In just a few weeks many of our teenagers will be heading on to higher education. And as they enter those hallowed halls of...

Banishing the Stay at Home Blues

If you judge by the comments of many of my acquaintances, I have the personality of a pea. If you’re a stay at home...

FAMILY VALUES: Breaking the Cycle

When my children were babies, my husband was finishing up his residency program at the Hospital for Sick Children. His barbaric schedule frequently placed...

Family Values: Evil and Odd

Around or about 1665, Sir Isaac Newton, so the story goes, was resting outside under an apple tree, when a big red one landed...

The Disappearance of Childhood

In the Middle Ages, if you stopped overnight at an inn, chances are you’d be welcomed with ale and stew, and presented with a...

Saying Thanks

Thanksgiving should be a lovely holiday: we get together with loved ones, we eat a delicious meal, and we talk about our blessings. But...

What Men Want for Valentine’s Day

I mentioned to a friend that for a change I was considering writing about Valentine’s Day from a man’s point of view. Instead of...

Things That Confuse Me About the Last Decade

I started this year confused about a lot of things. First, I don’t even know what decade we’re in. Did we just start a...

Actions Have Consequences

I was perusing the news a while back and two stories on the same day struck me. In one, the website YouTube was being...

I Deserve It

If you keep up with financial news at all, you will know of the high-risk mortgage defaults rocking the United States. We’re inclined to...