The “Kids” are Alright (If You Don’t Count Coffee Grounds, Twist Ties and the Rat)

Twist Ties

I’m often told that my parents sound like they were very interesting people. I suppose they were. At least, they were interesting, if not a tad puzzling, to a neighbour of theirs one summer day many years ago. He had recently bought the house across the street from their place and had a perfect view […]

The Name Game: Why Our Names Matter…A Lot

Oh baby

Recently, I ventured to a local gas station and waited in line while the cashier in the booth waited on a customer. Her name tag read “Joice”. The elderly man in front of me said, “You should add an ‘RE’ before your name.” The cashier glared at him and he walked away. I approached the […]