I could live here

Last week I toured the Princess Margaret Lottery’s new home in Oakville. This year’s model was particularly interesting because the interior was designed by Brian Gluckstein whose taste is always impeccable. There was one major item that disappointed me, however

Getting a hand job

For the past 15 years or so I’ve suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, a numbing and weakening of the hand/wrist caused by the collapse of the carpal tunnel surrounding the tendon. I thought the symptoms would ease up when I retired and wasn’t pounding a computer all day but it got worse to the point where I decided to investigate surgery.

Ivy Johnson is a very smart lady

Reading Sole Connections by Ivy Johnson on the Facts and Arguments page of today’s Globe and Mail made my heart sing. Ivy, who has what I presume is a fine arts degree from McGill University works as a shoe shiner in the bowels of Bay Street’s office towers. She concedes that there is not necessarily a direct relationship between hard work and success. I remember…

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Father knows best??

I just discovered that for the past three years my husband has been putting powder dishwashing detergent into the rinse agent receptacle of our dishwasher instead of the detergent receptacle. That probably explains why I have a white powdery residue on the inside of my dishwasher. I could trade him in but he cooks two nights a week so he comes with benefits.

Hearing voices

Is it just me or does anyone else find the female voices in media hard to listen to? Whatever happened to professional delivery, modulation and enunciation? While everyone can’t sound like CBC’s Shelagh Rogers, I think a few lessons at the Lorne Green School of Broadcasting for some would be of great benefit. Like many Boomers, I now wear teeny tiny expensive hearing aids and…

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