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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.  …

Shopaholics Anonymous

I recently confessed that I used to be able to spend an entire day in a mall, shopping for sport.  A couple of girlfriends and I would start out early, load up as we saw fit, break for lunch and then with elbows pointed out for safety, get back at it.  Sometimes we’d have to rent a locker to stuff in our stuff before we went and bought more stuff.  We never, ever made runs to the car to put our stuff in unless we were leaving.  With drivers circling the mall, especially around the holidays, opening your trunk, filling it up and then not leaving is a shopper’s no-no.  We were kind to our fellow hunters by not misleading them that our prime spot was opening up.  …

A Sensible Handbag

9 times out of 10 the ads that come up on my facebook page have to do with dieting.  “Try Oprah’s diet”  “Lose weight the Rachel Ray way” “Learn the diet secrets of the stars”  I don’t click on them because I already know the secret to dieting – take in fewer calories than you burn. DUH.  …

Sweet and Sour

Maybe it’s time we just tossed away all of this artificial crap we’re eating and if we need to satisfy a sweet tooth, we eat something sweet, containing good old fashioned sugar.  Because trying to get around the realities of nature sometimes just isn’t worth it. …

Lovely Parting Gift

My bosses at 680 News bestowed some terrific things on me as I exited on Friday.  A massive bouquet of flowers and a generous gift certificate for Fredas were among them.  But I’m having the most fun with the new internet radio.  …