Month: February 2009

“Kitchen Confidential” House Proud, The Toronto Sun

My new home has many charms. It’s not too big but not too small, just right for two busy people who do many things together and some things on their own. The backyard is massive, and we’re trying to decide how to use it. Friends have suggested we install a private airstrip or rent it out for festivals. But the kitchen was another story. …

Is Lost Losing It?

I’m as hooked on Lost as ever.  It had me when a survivor from the initial crash was sucked into a jet engine in episode one.  Yeah, it’s dark and so am I.  But I’m wondering how far off the path of reality it will have to wander to tie everything together.  …

Economic Musings

Descriptions of the state of the economy have already descended into cringe-worthy cliches.  Sure, we have troubles here, but it’s the US that really dropped the financial ball and is feeling the worst of the crisis.  …

Updates on Things

In a previous posting I shared the supposed interest a producer of Steven and Chris (CBC-TV) had in profiling me on the program.  They have my photos.  I have no news!  I have been too busy to check out the show myself so I have no idea if something was done in my absence or if they’re still considering it or… …

Bay Observer article. My Little and Me.

I have always kept my Little Sister’s name private on this site. But as you will see, she is an adult now and voluntarily agreed to be interviewed for this piece.  In fact, we were interviewed separately and when we finally read them, our comments made each other cry!   This appeared last week in the Bay Observer of Hamilton, written by journalist Peggy Chapman. …

In Praise of Beige – House Proud, The Toronto Sun

In the first and second homes I owned, my ex-husband and I chose to express ourselves by splashing our favourite hues on the walls. In house number one, that meant a deep red in the living room contrasted by high, creamy white baseboards and trim. We covered one particularly bumpy old wall that had textured wall-paper, and it took several coats before it finally stopped soaking up the paint. …