Maybe it’s a good thing that despite pleas from the people of southwestern Ontario, Ikea refuses to open a store in my part of the province. They say we don’t meet their criteria for population density. We might be better off because of it.
Month: April 2015
No, not the one I live in. Many months ago, we joined with brother Rob and another partner in a house-flipping adventure. We bought a wreck of a place in Welland, ON and through the magic of money and back-breaking labour, turned it into a home for two families and an income property for someone …
A few weeks before Hillary Clinton officially declared her intention to run for US President, I picked up her 2003 memoir, Living History, in a used book store. It takes us through her life until she was elected Senator for New York.
Not only are the ants and the old-carpet smell gone, not only is there a terrific new floor, brighter lighting and the bins of storage crap and the trophies have been removed, but the sound from my recording set-up is better than ever. Winning! Behind the room divider, which has a fuzzy, thick sofa throw …
A woman who made a bet with friends found her exact replica in less than a month thanks to social media. Although the search was worldwide, Naimh Geaney from Dublin, Ireland found her mirror image in a stranger who lived only an hour’s drive away.
It came to light last week that Ben Affleck convinced producers of a PBS TV show not to reveal that one of his ancestors owned slaves. This wasn’t just a mistake, it was a missed opportunity.
Many years ago, with my first bit of extra radio cash I bought a painting by an artist whose work I had seen at a Niagara art show.
When I was a kid I dreamed about being a lawyer. I still enjoy following trials, especially criminal cases, where too-often sleazy lawyers will do literally anything to try to get their clients an acquittal. I still don’t quite understand how that’s acceptable, but I digress.
It’s no secret that Spice the wonder cat, as he’s known around here, is the king of our castle. We adore him. He’s 14 now and at times he’s still as curious and playful as a kitten.
Dan Price is my hero of the day. CEOs around the world are probably cursing his name because he has done something that all of them could do, but few, if any, will.
I’ll be honest. I start to lose interest once you have five or six kids. Until that point I’ll feel genuine delight for you. But once you’ve made a starting lineup for the Blue Jays, I’m not so excited.
As sick as I am of making mistakes with my iPhone keyboard, it looks like I’ll be staying with the house that Jobs built.
Do you also have this discussion in your home: A medication will expire and one of you will want to get rid of it while the other thinks it’s a waste.
I had a lovely weekend away chez BFF Erin and BFFH Rob in their home on the lake. It just feels right to wake up and look out over the water first thing. Maybe it’s some sort of lizard-brain memory of crawling out of it millions of years ago.
By the time a Canadian girl is 14, she has been on 1100 diets. Okay, I obviously made that up. But it seems that teen females are experimenting with hazardous eating regimens just like my friends and I did back in the day.
So, this was kind of cool. Entertainment Weekly picked up one of my tweets for a story last weekend.
I’ve agreed to cohost a TV show for Rogers London, airing this fall. But production is already underway due to the enthusiasm of my cohost.
O frozen meal, be you Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers or Healthy Choice. How do you lure me back when I know of your failings and shortcomings? You are like the rectangular mafia found in my grocer’s freezer: you keep pulling me back in.