The world had effectively taken in the welcome mat but this was something you could do, something different and definable. It’s good to have purpose. Especially in a pandemic. Bob Ross didn’t set out to… Read More »PANDEMIC PROJECTS
My job was simple: drive. Just keep quiet and drive. I never drive by Exit 32 without remembering that day. If it had played out as it might have, you’d probably remember the day, as… Read More »LIFE AND DEATH AND CDS
It’s a well known fact that learning an instrument has a myriad of benefits. Rocket Norton wasn’t exactly living a lie. He was living the dream. A dream based on a youthful fib. Go back… Read More »LIFE-LONG LEARNING
Recognize any of these? Nerds. Espeez Gold Mine. Pixy Stix and Chicken Bones. Sweet Tarts and Pep Chews. Thrills. Recognize any of these? Were these the visions of sugar plums that danced in your childhood… Read More »VINTAGE CANDY
If you would like to be in regular correspondence with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, here’s what you do. Live to be 100. To mark the occasion of your personal centenary, the Queen will send you… Read More »LONG LIFE?
As anniversary gifts go, it’s a pretty good one. It’s attractive, it doesn’t take up a lot of space, it’s useful and it tips the scales in the all-important thoughtfulness category. He’s bought her a… Read More »STAYCATIONS
“Well, now, let’s have a look at the baby.” This inquiry had become a regular part of our daily walk. Every day, I’d load the wee bairn into the buggy and head to a neighbourhood… Read More »ADVICE FOR NEW PARENTS
“You. Are. Drunk,” was my cool assessment. “I am?” she replied, a look of astonishment registering on her face. A heartbeat. “I am!” she acknowledged as the irrefutable truth dawned on her. Another heartbeat. “I… Read More »DRINKING