Archive for May, 2018

Thankful Thursday – The Ultimate Garage Sale

It’s difficult to find an audience for your online wares. When people found Lisa’s Pieces, they liked our tables, lamps and found treasures, but translating that into sales wasn’t easy. We ended up with a lot of unsold stuff simply... Continue reading
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Rosanne-Coloured Glasses

Lisa
There’s nothing wrong with thinking the best of people. That is, until they prove you wrong. All along, I had a feeling I’d live to regret praising the reboot of Roseanne’s now-cancelled sitcom.  Continue reading
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It’s Not Easy Being Clean

When I moved into the house almost ten years ago, I ordered a large wardrobe from Ikea. It helped solve the lack-of-closet-space issue that many houses of this era have. If our home was a person, it would be getting... Continue reading
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Lessons Learned and Learning

Sunday would have been Dad’s 83rd birthday. Life expectancy for a Canadian man is just over 82 years, so I suppose he was pretty average in that way. Yes, I looked it up, trying to make sense of it and... Continue reading
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Rhetorical Questions

Lisa
When did being progressive become a bad thing?  Continue reading
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Thankful Thursday – Young Women Role Models

For every Kim Kardashian,who focuses on body image and striving for perfection, there’s a Pink, telling girls to be who they naturally are and how that’s plenty good enough.  Continue reading
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Review: The Light Over Broken Tide

Lisa
This debut novel came to me in an unusual way. The author, Holly Ducarte, is the sister of a former radio station colleague. It’s classified as YA – Young Adult fiction, but this older adult truly enjoyed it.  Continue reading
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The Voice Down the Hallway

Happy short work-week! I think that should become more of a thing. Long weekend. Short work-week. I’ll get in touch with Hallmark and see if we can’t get some cards made up. But I digress.  Continue reading
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Signs of the Times

Lisa
You can learn a lot about a place from its signs. Are they funny? Are they informative? Do they… god forbid… have an unnecessary apostrophe?  Continue reading
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Thankful Thursday – My Mama

I call her Mamasita, Matka, Ma, Mom and other variations on the same theme. And when I’m serious about something, I use her full name: Mother! It’s the equivalent of her using my full name when I was a kid.... Continue reading
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