November!

November – It’s a Wrap!

A quick wrap-up this month! ‘Tis the season to prepare for colder weather. I started wearing gloves this month on days when the temperature got down to about 5 C. I wore my light-weight puffer jacket most of the month

November!

November – It’s a Wrap!

A quick wrap-up this month! ‘Tis the season to prepare for colder weather. I started wearing gloves this month on days when the temperature got down to about 5 C. I wore my light-weight puffer jacket most of the month

At City Hall

Off-Season Travel

We are just back from a late-year trip to Toronto. We hadn’t planned to go, since we had a family get-together in the summer, but (a.) we both had vacation time left, (b.) we were facing a long stretch without

At City Hall

Off-Season Travel

We are just back from a late-year trip to Toronto. We hadn’t planned to go, since we had a family get-together in the summer, but (a.) we both had vacation time left, (b.) we were facing a long stretch without

My new reading list

The Just-For-Me Book Club

It’s time for a new reading plan! At the end of 2014, I completed a reading challenge I had set for myself called Reading Down the House. I listed the 17 books I owned that I had never read, and

My new reading list

The Just-For-Me Book Club

It’s time for a new reading plan! At the end of 2014, I completed a reading challenge I had set for myself called Reading Down the House. I listed the 17 books I owned that I had never read, and

By Remy Medard, from tonyzambito.com

Be an Upstander

Ever since the US election, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the differences between liberals and conservatives, democrats and republicans. It is impossible to describe either group without resorting to stereotypes. I’m so entrenched in my own side of

By Remy Medard, from tonyzambito.com

Be an Upstander

Ever since the US election, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the differences between liberals and conservatives, democrats and republicans. It is impossible to describe either group without resorting to stereotypes. I’m so entrenched in my own side of

Photo: Storyville Girl/Creative Commons

The True Cost of a No Spend Day

I like reading personal finance blogs and I like the concept of No Spend Days, those days when you make an effort to buy nothing. Trying to achieve a run of No Spend Days helps me keep discretionary spending down –

Photo: Storyville Girl/Creative Commons

The True Cost of a No Spend Day

I like reading personal finance blogs and I like the concept of No Spend Days, those days when you make an effort to buy nothing. Trying to achieve a run of No Spend Days helps me keep discretionary spending down –

Earlier Fall with a few ducks

October – It’s a Wrap!

October is my favourite month. This was a good one! We had a special event early on – we travelled to our nearby smaller city overnight to see Jane Goodall speak. I thought it was the chance of a lifetime.

Earlier Fall with a few ducks

October – It’s a Wrap!

October is my favourite month. This was a good one! We had a special event early on – we travelled to our nearby smaller city overnight to see Jane Goodall speak. I thought it was the chance of a lifetime.

Traditional Mexican sugar skull candy for the Day of the Dead (source unknown)

People Who Died

Jim Carroll released a controversial song in 1980 called People Who Died. It was a punk song that catalogued the method of death of many of the songwriter’s young friends. Most of my friends hated it because they thought it

Traditional Mexican sugar skull candy for the Day of the Dead (source unknown)

People Who Died

Jim Carroll released a controversial song in 1980 called People Who Died. It was a punk song that catalogued the method of death of many of the songwriter’s young friends. Most of my friends hated it because they thought it