Our Written Opinions

Digitally speaking, blogging is one of the coolest and easiest ways to share thoughts and insights (often referred to as opinions) that are outside the usual.  Look for fresh insights and stories each week.

Hollywood Tales

Tale #1 Went to see the movie Priscilla last weekend. It was very different from the Elvis blockbuster of last year. Priscilla was the Steak to the Sizzle known as Elvis. Apparently, the musician was talented, tormented and totally whacked (on drugs and out of his mind) most days. What he portrayed in public and

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Giveful, Grateful, FULL

For the last two months, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time feeling like a convoluted pretzel as I’ve dealt with the red tape of both the police and the RCMP. My brother had a few hunting rifles in his possession when he passed, and for a host of reasons, getting those rifles into the

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A Day Late; a Nickel Short

I want to lean into something very personal today because it is a message that too many of us are forgetting. And increasingly, too late is really TOO LATE. Last week, my husband’s favourite uncle passed away. Lorne was 93, had been married to the love of his life for a few months shy of

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Stop that Squirrel

One night this week, hubby and I dined by flashlight.  A squirrel got a little too intimate with the transformer at the end of our driveway. BOTH were proclaimed dead in a flash. Do YOU play squirrel and suffer from squirrelling? I have several friends who regularly admit they do; I certainly do and venture

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So Much to Be Grateful For

It was Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada a week ago. We have so much to be grateful for, don’t we? On Sunday, I received a note from a friend I hadn’t seen in over ten years. He was fundraising for a cause close to his heart. See, his son was born with a rare liver

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Re-Imagining Adulting 

 Have you ever thought about Adulting outside of the world of lame jokes? Seriously, what are the most valuable skills we need as adults, and where did we learn them? I’ve been thinking about this lately and thought I’d get the conversation started. Please, do pop in with your own faves! These are the things

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How I Made a Better Decision

Ever thought about HOW you make a decision? I posted something personal this week on social media and was floored by the reactions. I prefer to view what happened as people are hungry to meet, learn and know the real person — loooong before the like and trust factors kick in. I decided to share

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Forty at Forty

Today’s post is a bit longer than usual and is not even mine! One of my social media buddies broadcast that his newly turned 40-year-old wife had written a list of 40 nuggets she had learned in her 30s. At least one or two things on this list will resonate with you. Don’t be afraid

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What does that Mean?

Too many decades ago, there was a tired old joke about how gals viewed the colour pink as the noun following many kinds of adjectives– cerise, Barbie Doll, screaming, cashmere, and even butter. And guys saw pink as pink, a fact. A lighter version of red. Yet both sexes (faked that they) knew exactly what

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Lemmings Anyone?

Many years ago, I was fired from a ‘spend some time here, then make your own position and make us better’ kind of company. I lasted not even a full five days. Nobody appreciated my take on the competition. Everyone kept expressing their fear and derision about the competition, to which I kept saying, Fuhgeddaboudit!

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