Month: September 2011

Bikers For Brains II

What a day we had! Excellent weather, a lovely, trouble-free ride for a couple of hours through the country and small towns, and things went off without a hitch. Not to mention raising about $5,000. for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Come Visit the Dry House – House Proud, Toronto Sun

You have a nice house.  But is it a dry house?  This weekend at the Toronto Fall Home Show, The Insurance Bureau of Canada is offering free plays at their interactive display, The Dry House, in hopes of helping homeowners and renters learn about ways to keep moisture outside where it belongs.

I’ve Been Had

For a month and a half or so, every Friday at noon, a text message has been coming to my iPhone. 

Wingham’s First Murder

Having lived in Wingham for four years, and now living just about an hour away, I’m watching with interest the reports from the first ever murder trial of a Winghamite.

The Name Game

When we were kids, we only communicated face to face or on the phone.

The Lynch Mob

I adore Jane Lynch. Whether she’s track-suited up in Glee or doling out sarcastic advice to Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men, she’s always the best thing about a scene.

From the “People Sure Can Be Stupid” File

Thank you to The Toronto Star for this list. A recent survey from Thomas Cook and the Association of British Travel Agents revealed 20 of the most ridiculous complaints by “holiday-makers” made to their travel agent. (Comments in brackets are mine; things I wish I could say to these fools!)

What Makes You Happy?

When Domino Magazine folded a couple of years ago I was temporarily without a favourite design/decor publication.  Then I found Design Sponge. 

Contextually Speaking

So many times a story will cross the newswire without any context. If you only read or know the bare facts, you don’t get the whole story.


The Toronto International Film Festival has taken over that city and made the masses a little goofy with star-struck wonderment.