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This human is definitely hibernating, whether I want to or not

The process began innocently enough. In the fall when the days started getting shorter, I treated myself to wee afternoon naps. Over the past few months of COVID isolation, I’ve also put on a few unwanted pounds of winter fat and insulation. Then, on New Year’s Day, I had a morning and afternoon nap. It appears my body has gone into full-on Canadian hibernation, like a…

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The year 2020 gave us a slap upside the head and a dose of 20/20 vision

Thank heaven 2020 is finally over. I can hear the world rejoicing. The past year hasn’t been a complete disaster though. We’ve learned to slow down and live life differently. On a personal level, there are so many other things I’ve learned over the past year that will enhance my life going forward. “Affluenza” is a terrible affliction. We haven’t been able to prowl the…

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Dear Santa: I have only one wish for Christmas this year, and it’s not related to COVID-19

Dear Santa: As an old boomer lady, I do not need or want anything for myself anymore. But, I do have a very special request and since no one else seems to be listening perhaps you could pull some strings and get the job done. I’m appalled, frustrated and angry that after all the studies and promises made over the last few years, our indigenous…

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Bad news for the entire economy. My mall-crawling days could be over

Like everyone else, I’ve been postponing hair appointments. Apart from the time and money I’m saving, it just seems such a hassle to get myself dressed in street clothes, get in the car, mask up, sanitize and sit in the hairdressers for a couple of hours. My stylist is in Toronto’s Sherway Gardens which compounds the problem by requiring me to go into a mall….

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