Month: February 2015

Sex, Ed

I grew up in a time before AIDS. The big threats about premarital sex were pregnancy and gaining a reputation as a slut. Having sex with someone couldn’t kill you, just your reputation.  …

The Trolls We Attract

I try not to read the comments section of our major local newspaper, The London Free Press, because it’s a depressing look at humanity. People with half their facts straight and ignorant, rude and mean opinions spew off behind pseudonyms. It doesn’t enhance my life in any way.   …

Freedom 85+!

It’s believed that poll results released last week by Sun Life are the first ever to show that more Canadians expect to work past age 65 than retire. The reasons vary, but most say it’s their plan to keep working full or part-time simply to pay their bills.  …

Coming Clean

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams apologized this week for a lie he’s been telling for more than a dozen years. He says he “misremembered” the incident in Iraq when he and his news team came under enemy fire and their chopper was forced down and protected by a platoon.   …

Snack Trees

Today I want to share a favourite recipe. Derek calls them bark cookies. I make them just about every week and toss a couple of them into my lunch bag. There’s no oil, butter, egg or milk in them and there’s protein, fibre and fruit. When they’re not what you want in a cookie, I suppose they do taste a bit like bark. Chocolate, peanut butter bark.  …