Flabuless

Remind me never to say I’ve seen it all.  Because something new always comes along that you can never predict.  The newest thing is called Flabuless.  …

House Proud – Vive Le Salle de Bain! Toronto Sun

Who would have thought that my trip to Europe would leave me coveting a couple of commercial bathroom gizmos that haven’t been seen in real-life operation in this part of the world?  At least, they’ve never been seen by me or any of the envious friends with whom I’ve shared stories of these washroom wonders.  There’s real disappointment in knowing I can’t have them for my own home – at least not yet. …

A Little Update

I rarely write about my Little Sister because I don’t want to embarrass her or tell tales she’d rather I didn’t.  But she remains an important part of my life, even though the formal part of our relationship is essentially over. …

House Proud: Gifts People Actually Use – Toronto Sun

As my beloved and I merged our households into one, I encountered the precious space of an entire kitchen shelf stacked full of gift mugs. Each of them bore a saying that spoke to the heart of his gear-headed, M&M-loving, coffee-addicted personality, but they had sat and hung virtually unused, apparently for years. And so it goes with so many of the little tokens we give each other. …

Young Readers Beware

The Tale of Despereaux is coming to movie theatres and plenty of kids already know the story of the triumphant mouse.  I, however, did not.  And the beginning of the book absolutely slayed me with its inappropriateness for its target age group, 8 to 12 years old.  …

Throwing Away The Kids

Years ago, Lance Secretan was a guest on my CHML talk show.  We hit it off to the degree that we discussed producing a radio show together.  Lance is an author and corporate ethics and excellence advisor.  But when it came to crunch time, he was simply too busy for a little radio program.  …