Month: August 2011

Life Without Regrets

Even as I wrote my blog a while back wishing Jack Layton well I had a feeling his time would be limited. He just looked so ill. Regardless of his politics, he fought for what he thought was right and as an interview subject, he was smart and easy to talk to. …

Great Design Moves Outdoors – House Proud, Toronto Sun

When I was a kid my parents had a patio set made of redwood.  It was heavy and expensive.  I remember dragging the pieces inside for the winter using my entire 10-year-old muscular prowess and running out to the yard to save the cushions from the rain. Over time, the wood faded in the sunlight and what didn’t fade tended to chip, requiring several touch-ups over the years.  My, it’s wonderful how outdoor furniture has evolved. …

It’s Happening Again

The back-to-school flyers are arriving in the mail.  The dollar stores have several aisles filled with Halloween merchandise.  Someone put their big, fat finger on the fast-forward button of life again and I want to have a serious word with them.  …