Tiptoes

This past summer my son has become more and more adventurous in the ocean. We have a cottage that’s just a couple of minutes walk from a really great provincial beach so I’m happy he’s enjoying it but there is that part of me that is consistently terrified of...

Tough Customers

Do you remember the toughest that you’ve ever had? What made them tough? Were the unreasonable? Indecisive? Rude? I remember my toughest customer. She’s demanding, relentless, quick to change her mind and unreasonable. She’s been with me around two years and I suspect...

Is It Monday Yet?

For about a month, my son has been throwing incredibly powerful and intense temper tantrums. They’re totally unmanageable and you basically just have to ride out the day. Some days are good. Some days are bad. This summer, we had a particularly rough go of things...

Bringing Home The…What Comes After Bronze?

I’m a huge fan of stand up comedy. Huge fan. One of my favorite routines is actually Jerry Seinfeld’s I’m Telling You For The Last Time. It’s very different from my usual tastes but it’s so expertly crafted that I love it. He does a piece about the Olympics that I...