Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable

A friend visited me recently and kindly bought me a gift. I was a little surprised by her choice, given that for years she advised me against purchases of this nature. This friend -- actually several of my friends -- used to joke that I had an addiction. They may have been on to something, … Continue reading Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable

Amanda Todd has a lesson for us but it’s not online

It’s all too little too late for Amanda Todd. Where, I am wondering, were the 700,000 people who now express online ‘like’ for the teenager when she needed them most?  What use to her, really, are the 100 Facebook memorial pages set up in her memory? Across the country people are staging makeshift memorials for … Continue reading Amanda Todd has a lesson for us but it’s not online

There’s no lingering on that dotted white line

I had an epiphany on Monday.  I say this with the most secular of meanings, as in I had a ‘sudden realization’. I did not ‘see God’, as other definitions allow. Although I think I came rather close. I was merging into freeway traffic at the moment of my sudden realization, which, quite simply, was … Continue reading There’s no lingering on that dotted white line