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Whenever I go travelling I try to get into what the locals are into, you know, “When in Rome” and all that so now that we are on a family trip to the U, S and A to visit my parents, I figured I could introduce you to some of America’s gifts to children’s literature. [...]

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I’ve just come out of a week-long fog caused by a nasty flu bug that has been circulating and am just beginning to feel (somewhat) normal. Being saddled with the flu is like spending weeks planning for a party only to have that annoying neighbourhood kid show up and ruin everything. He wrecks all the [...]

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I’m a lucky person in many ways. One of the areas I am truly blessed is in my family. I have a large extended family (and super in-laws) and it’s a nice feeling. Another great part of my family is that there are a lot of women. I have a number of aunts who I [...]

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Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed doors around you? Have you found yourself peaking into light windows at night, eager for a glimpse into the lives of your neighbours? One of the great by-products of owning dogs is that you get to walk them at night, a perfect time for stealing glances! I’ll [...]

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One of my favourite stories of all time is the tale of Aladdin from Arabian Nights. If for some reason you’ve just joined us from a galaxy far away and have never heard of this folk tale of seen the Disney animated version, let me tell you a little about it. Aladdin is a young [...]

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Onwards and Upwards!

My daughter is a genius. At the tender age of fifteen months, she can already: Go to the bathroom on the toilet (and even flush!) Brush and floss her four and ¾ of teeth When asked identify the hounds by name, Harry and Lady, and even the beta fish, Spike Say complex words like go, [...]

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I love living in the suburbs. I’m not afraid to admit that although I know I run the risk of being labelled: No longer cool and hip Some title that begins with “desperate” a *gasp* yuppie I personally think I am still rather cool (at least in my way of thinking if not evidenced by [...]

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Everyone has their strengths and limitations and while others remain blissfully oblivious, I have the often painful habit of being extremely self-aware. I am fairly adept at articulating what my talents are and the areas where I just plain suck! Even when I don’t want to admit it (yes, Honey sometimes you are right–I just [...]

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I really believe in the saying “to each his own” and although I don’t get some people’s proclivities I try my best to understand and that’s just me. My friend/colleague, M, told me that he was planning to attend FanExpo today and some of the events this weekend which coincidentally are happening right across the [...]

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My girlfriend and I went out on Queen Street shopping at lunchtime. My friend is very stylish and as some of you may know Queen Street in Downtown Toronto is chalk full of fashionistas, wanna-be hipsters and all sorts of “creative” looks. Suffice to say we couldn’t help but judge some of the outfits we [...]

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