Yearly Archives: 2009

Cupcakes

from The Globe and Mail, June 27, 2009: “The authentic soul of Canada is the wilderness … A Canadian is someone who knows how to have sex in a canoe… If you want to feel truly Canadian, you’ve got to … Continue reading »

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More Slowly Slowly

Sometimes, all I want is to make a lot of money and put it away in a safe place. Maybe a shoebox under my bed. My bed is large. It’s very hard to get to the middle point underneath it … Continue reading »

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Looking Ahead

Why were there always things she wished she hadn’t done? For her entire life, the girl had made choices that at the moment seemed brilliant, but in retrospect were entirely misguided. And this was certainly one of them. Except that … Continue reading »

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1 Degree of Separation

Claudia invited me to join her at a homeless shelter on Saturday morning. “My friend Marguerite is coming,” she told me on the phone. So we met at Marguerite’s house and they got in my car. As we drove downtown, … Continue reading »

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Rights Wrongs

The front cover article of today’s Detroit Free Press & News is about a pending piece of legislation to grant protection to nursing mothers when they feed their babies in public venues. The article, and the bill, look at whether … Continue reading »

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Technology

I’ll be the first to say my BlackBerry saves the day. I’m connected, hooked up, in tune, linked in, facebooked and more. I text, I bbm, I email from remote locations. Technology is good. It gets things done. It’s immediate. … Continue reading »

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Unnecessary Trappings

I learned recently that a particular local publication will not write about my company’s success because I used to be a freelance writer who contributed to that publication. One editor there has decided that it is a conflict of interest. … Continue reading »

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Rooted and Growing

The tree’s branches were heavy with bluebirds – so many of them, perching lightly as if they were smiling and content. The tree itself was deeply rooted in the earth, with a thick knobby trunk and branches like arms ready for … Continue reading »

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Infestation

The email read that all leafy greens are infested with bugs and bugs are not kosher so other greens should be eaten. Don’t even try the leaf ones because you’ll fail. Because they all must have bugs. Because it no … Continue reading »

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All You Need Is Love

I bought a gift at Starbucks, having forgotten earlier in the day to find something with meaning. I scoured the shelves, scanned the offerings on the counter. What could I buy for one of my dearest friends on the occasion … Continue reading »

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