Here today, gone tomorrow — that’s Spring for you

She flirted with Torontonians yesterday. I hear she’s headed east today. Beware; she’ll toy with your senses, and just when you’re reaching out to embrace her, splat! She’ll slap you with a wet blanket of snow. I’m sitting enjoying my morning coffee as I type these words. The sun was rising with me a few … Continue reading Here today, gone tomorrow — that’s Spring for you

Cluck, cluck, loosen up a little, Canada!

I thought the crowing rooster was just part of the vacation ambiance. And the wild chickens provided photo ops just about everywhere we went. Quaint, we thought. How laid back. The rooster crowed so incessantly that eventually he just became background noise to the crashing surf. Neither bothered us. But then, we were living an … Continue reading Cluck, cluck, loosen up a little, Canada!

Driving towards rites of passage and refusal

The girls seated behind me in the waiting room of the DriveTest Ontario office have, apparently, no intention of getting behind the wheel of a car. “Why are you getting your license,” one of well-heeled young women asked her friend. (And I mean well heeled in a literal way – she was wearing those thigh-high … Continue reading Driving towards rites of passage and refusal