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Are you getting as antsy about self-isolation as I am?

Few people enjoy alone-time as much as I do. I can spend an entire morning alone in my sunny little office working on my blog. I’ll have a quick lunch while I catch up on FaceBook and then retreat to a shady spot in the back yard for an afternoon of reading. After forty years in the corporate world with stressful deadlines timed right down…

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Do you remember those Friday nights on the town as boomers?

The other night I rewatched Ron Howard’s iconic movie American Graffiti which perfectly captured what life was like for teenagers on a Friday night in the early sixties. Every time I see that movie I can connect each one of the characters with someone I knew and grew up with in real life. We all knew a Steve and Laurie (played by Ron Howard and…

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I’ve been conducting a few COVID-19 scientific domestic experiments of my own

The world’s greatest scientists aren’t the only ones conducting experiments related to the current pandemic. Having been housebound for nigh-on two months now with the man I love (surprisingly, I still do!) and my little dog (whom I surprisingly, have not yet eaten), I’ve been carrying out a few highly scientific experiments of my own. While my friend Terry has discovered it takes two to…

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Cynthia Loyst from CTV’s The Social gives pleasure

When I first heard that Cynthia Loyst from CTV’s The Social was publishing a book about how to bring more pleasure into our lives, I was reluctant to read it. As a regular follower of the TV show, I thought I had a pretty good handle on her philosophy of life and wondered what more could possibly be said. But I was wrong. Having now…

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He turned my cellphone lemon into lemonade

You may find this shocking and impossible to believe, but I rarely use my cell phone. I have no burning desire to be in constant contact with the people in my life every minute of the day, nor am I interested in posting pictures on FaceBook or Instagram of what I had for lunch or the colour of my latest pedicure. Therefore, it came as…

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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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