My dad came from a small town in Quebec, with Irish and French ancestry going back for centuries. As a kid, I used to love sitting in the living room with my family and singing along to my dad's favourite records of The Clancy Brothers, sometimes with Tommy Makem. The group sang rousing Irish folk … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Needless to say, I bought the Wanderlust audiobook (on iTunes Canada) for the sole reason of listening to another Richard Armitage narration. I am not a big fan of pure contemporary romance (or in this case, not so pure!) and after reading a free short ebook also by Lauren Blakely, I was not really eager to listen to … Continue reading Wanderlust: I Didn’t Hate It
When I was a girl, my mother always told me, "You can do anything you set your mind to." Although that's not quite true -- I could never become a professional dancer, for example -- it certainly set me on a path to pursue my interests. Back in the '60's and '70's, when it maybe … Continue reading Musings on Being a Professional Woman
Isn't it uplifting, when you find something that restores your faith in the power of community? Yesterday I experienced two such events through my workplace. February 28 was Pink Shirt Day, when people in schools and workplaces are encouraged to wear pink as a symbol that bullying will not be tolerated. The idea began in … Continue reading A Day of Community