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Self-isolation and quarantine reveals my true colours

There’s a proliferation of news articles and online information these days about how to fill our days while confined to quarters with the ones we love. Suggested activities include yoga and exercise videos, online singalongs and games, Words With Friends, Scrabble, Tik Tok videos, closet purging, basement cleaning, homeschooling tips, art classes, guided meditation, the list is endless. No one has any excuse for not…

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These shoes were made for . . . social distancing? I don’t think so.

Another first-world problem has emerged during the current health crisis. I know it’s frivolous but at times like this, we have to lighten up or we’ll go crazy. This past winter I bought some new shoes. Actually, I bought more than one pair of new shoes (the actual number will remain our secret in case my husband reads this). Is there anything in the world…

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Pandemic reveals the secret side of first-world problems

The bald guys are laughing their asses off. Who cares that barbers, hairdressers and nail salons are closed until further notice? Not someone who does their hair with a razor every morning in the shower. However, there’s a ginormous portion of our population that depends on the regular services of hairdressers and nail technicians to keep us presentable enough to be seen in public. Baby…

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There’s a glint of silver lining behind that COVID-19 thundercloud

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is without a doubt a grave and horrifying situation. We’ve been watching the news and reading the papers, talking to friends and family about what to do and generally pulling together while keeping our distance. We keep hearing “We don’t know” from the experts while we muddle through washing our hands fifty times a day while singing Happy Birthday To Me and…

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Despite what they say . . . you really are OK, Boomer!

There’s a lot of buzz these days about a new expression aimed at trivializing the opinions of baby boomers. Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2010) is apparently getting sick and tired of being derided and put down by our generation. They think we’re old and irrelevant so they’ve coined the phrase “OK, Boomer” which infers a dismissive “Whatever!”  Many boomers and others have taken great…

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Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas this year is . . .

For the most part I’ve been a very good girl this year, more nice than naughty and I’ve generally tried to be a better person throughout the year. By Santa standards that should qualify me for plenty of loot under the Christmas tree but the truth is I don’t want or need a single thing. I’m incredibly lucky and the happiest I’ve ever been in…

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