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Instagram is spying on my love life

I have recently decided to join the twenty-first century and dabble in Instagram, and quite honestly, I wish I had never started. I rarely share personal information or pictures on Facebook or IG. I only signed on to hopefully expand the readership of my blog, BoomerBroadcast and covertly snoop on other people. Instagram and Facebook have now become my prime sources of fashion inspiration since…

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Work friendships: relationships that keep on giving

An article in the Sunday New York Times by Emma Goldberg titled The Magic of Your First Work Friends struck a chord with me as I was reading about how intense and long-lasting these friendships may become. What starts out as sharing a workplace can evolve into a friendship more enduring and fulfilling than we ever envisioned. There is a reason I have strong opinions on…

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How to keep track of husbands and other incidentals

When my husband lost/misplaced his primary credit card twice in a two-week period I decided it was time to take action. If you have ever lost a credit card, or worse, had it stolen you know what a nightmare that can be. Apart from the threat of a stranger racking up thousands of dollars of expenditures on your card, your entire financial life has to…

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Political correctness has made me afraid to ask a simple question

In Serra Hamilton’s First Person essay in The Globe and Mail, Working With The Public Is No Picnic, Hamilton claims to love her job as a Guest Experience Leader at McDonald’s but she balks at people assuming her Asian features put into question whether she belongs in this country. I now question one of my favourite activities. Is it now politically incorrect to ask someone…

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Join me to see what Paris is like in June

I’m taking a couple of weeks off from BoomerBroadcast but it’s for a good cause. I’m attending a women’s writers’ retreat in Paris—yes, the one in France, not southern Ontario. We’re staying at a boutique hotel in the Marais district and doing daily excursions to writers’ haunts to practise and hopefully improve our skills. While I’m away, I’ll be posting a few pictures on Facebook…

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Where is Bill Davis when we really need him?

Remember the good old days when a few of our politicians actually elicited a modicum of respect from their constituents? I suspect even the Liberals admired the fairness, integrity, and honest sense of public service demonstrated by such politicians as former Premier of Ontario, Bill Davis back in the sixties. As Minister of Education under Premier John Robarts, Davis created Ontario’s community college system and TV…

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