In Canada, today is Remembrance Day. Today, we remember those who have given their lives to preserve the greater good, those who gave us what we have today. Both my parents were veterans of World War II. My dad escaped from Dunkirk and later, in 1944, helped to liberate France and the Netherlands. He went […]
So WordPress reminded me a couple of days ago that it was my anniversary! I’ve been blogging for a whole year! I think it’s time for a round-up! October, 2012 – I started the year all serious. I was going to save the world from narcissists! November – Still serious about the dreaded narcs. Was […]
Life turns on the simple things, I believe. They are the things that keep us going, that provide us with that little boost, that make life worth living. In no particular order, here are some simple things that I really enjoy: 1. Chocolate. The darker, the better. And if it arrives as a brownie, I’m […]
Reblogged from Blame the Amygdala:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17j5QzF3kqE&w=461&h=260] I recently came across this 37 second video posted on the website Upworthy by Laura Willard, and it demonstrates how by using computer software the image of female models can be modified to an impossible, yet preferred, ideal. The video is creepy for any number of reasons, but as a biologist […]
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! It’s Halloween! *scream* *shake* *shiver* *whimper* Happy Halloween to all!
Last weekend – Oct 12 – 14 – which was Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, M and I went to the Okanagan Valley, an area renowned for its fruit and wine. We in indulged in both and had a wonderful little mini-holiday! The above photo will give you an idea of what it’s like. We stayed […]
Am I hallucinating, or is it still September? Because yesterday, I went into one of the local hardware stores and what to my wondering eyes should appear but eight rows of Christmas lights, and icicles, and pre-lit Christmas trees. Just remove from box. Standing there in my shorts and sandals, I was sure that I […]