Category Archives: Canada

My Neighbours

I live in such a typical suburb. I thought I would give you a slice of life from around the neighbourhood. On one side we have an empty house. A recently-divorced professional woman bought the house about 15 years ago.

My Neighbours

I live in such a typical suburb. I thought I would give you a slice of life from around the neighbourhood. On one side we have an empty house. A recently-divorced professional woman bought the house about 15 years ago.

Assortment of Mojo brand chewy candies (fruit flavour toffees)

Candy Saturdays: Lordagsgodis

Have you heard of Swedish Candy Saturdays? I am trying them out! It was a tradition in Sweden that everyone who liked sweets should buy and eat as much as they wanted on Saturdays. Then you would thoroughly clean your

Assortment of Mojo brand chewy candies (fruit flavour toffees)

Candy Saturdays: Lordagsgodis

Have you heard of Swedish Candy Saturdays? I am trying them out! It was a tradition in Sweden that everyone who liked sweets should buy and eat as much as they wanted on Saturdays. Then you would thoroughly clean your

Coronavirus Time Line

Well, hasn’t it been a time? Here’s an abbreviated “Coronavirus-era” timeline for my household and my part of the world. I work in a public library in Nova Scotia, Canada; my spouse Rom does IT support in a law office.

Coronavirus Time Line

Well, hasn’t it been a time? Here’s an abbreviated “Coronavirus-era” timeline for my household and my part of the world. I work in a public library in Nova Scotia, Canada; my spouse Rom does IT support in a law office.

Tax Me, Please!

  I mostly support democratic socialism – a system in which an elected government ensures all people have their basic needs met, regardless of income and ability. That is “my” socialism. Officially, socialism means that all members of a society

Tax Me, Please!

  I mostly support democratic socialism – a system in which an elected government ensures all people have their basic needs met, regardless of income and ability. That is “my” socialism. Officially, socialism means that all members of a society

Anti-Viral 19

Here we all are (speaking collectively, as in “all the world”), social distancing and self-isolating. I hope we’ll come out the other side clamouring to spend time in public with the rest of humankind. In the meantime, here are my

Anti-Viral 19

Here we all are (speaking collectively, as in “all the world”), social distancing and self-isolating. I hope we’ll come out the other side clamouring to spend time in public with the rest of humankind. In the meantime, here are my

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

O Cannabis

In July of next year, Canada will legalize marijuana. Not just decriminalize it, not just for medical use, but fully legalize it for recreational use for adults. The government will make it a controlled substance like alcohol, and will regulate

O Cannabis

In July of next year, Canada will legalize marijuana. Not just decriminalize it, not just for medical use, but fully legalize it for recreational use for adults. The government will make it a controlled substance like alcohol, and will regulate

Calling Names

What’s in a name? A lot. When I first visited the UK in 2008, I was shocked to hear British people referring to anyone not UK-born as foreigners. I heard frequent references in the news to foreign countries. Listening more

Calling Names

What’s in a name? A lot. When I first visited the UK in 2008, I was shocked to hear British people referring to anyone not UK-born as foreigners. I heard frequent references in the news to foreign countries. Listening more

Rockies Reunion

Last week Rom and I joined Link in the Canadian Rockies for a family reunion. Due to distance and cost, we hadn’t seen everyone in five long years. Twenty-four of us, from age 20 to 80, converged at Radium Hot Springs, BC,

Rockies Reunion

Last week Rom and I joined Link in the Canadian Rockies for a family reunion. Due to distance and cost, we hadn’t seen everyone in five long years. Twenty-four of us, from age 20 to 80, converged at Radium Hot Springs, BC,

June: It’s a Wrap!

A big part of June was taken up with putting the house back in order after it was painted. All the furniture is in its place now, and everything is functional, but nothing is on the walls yet. I’m afraid of making

June: It’s a Wrap!

A big part of June was taken up with putting the house back in order after it was painted. All the furniture is in its place now, and everything is functional, but nothing is on the walls yet. I’m afraid of making