“Did I remember Mr. Crittenden?”, she asked, tentatively. I hadn’t heard that name in decades but in the instant that she mentioned it, I reflexively began fabricating excuses. Albert Crittenden was the vice-principal at my… Read More »GOOD TEACHERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Maybe this makes sense to you. Maybe, like me, it makes no sense to you at all. I was taking an elderly person to the Pacific National Exhibition. She hadn’t been to the PNE in… Read More »FUN FOR YOUNG AND OLD?
The traditional symbol of autumn has been replaced. Gone is the cornucopia, that horn-shaped ornamental basket with its tumbling pageant of corn, squash, apples and grapes. In its place, we now signify the change of… Read More »PUMPKIN SPICE RULES!
It was summer. Had to be – the bedroom window was open and the curtains luffed in the afternoon breeze. I’m lying in bed monitoring the slow, rhythmic undulation of cotton fabric. I remember noting… Read More »MEMORIES OF NAPTIME
I don’t own an umbrella. I don’t carry one in my car. I don’t have a micro-mini umbrella tucked inside my purse. I’ve never had to return an umbrella as I’ve never borrowed one. I… Read More »LET IT RAIN
Ever heard of Christoph Willibald Gluck? No, me neither until very recently. But Gluck performed a great service for people who love the opera. He also did a great service for people who have to… Read More »FI-GA-ROOOO
As summer jobs go, it was a classic. She’d got a job at the Dairy Queen. Most of her shifts had something of a carnival atmosphere where entire families, sunburnt from a day at the… Read More »GET A JOB!