Life is short; eat the shortbread

Life is short; eat the shortbread

In my house, Christmas isn’t Christmas without shortbread cookies, made with my mother’s recipe. Almost all of us have food traditions for family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Some of the food is expected, even demanded. Not all of the dishes are...
Life is short (a Christmas tale)

Life is short (a Christmas tale)

This last month of the year – when many of us are getting ready for family gatherings, yet others lose or are estranged from loved ones – maybe you are reminded, as I am, that life is short. My own preparations for Christmas always bring to mind a tradition that...
Why walk when you can fly?

Why walk when you can fly?

Our neighbourhood is atwitter (sorry) with robins this spring. One scurried along the sidewalk ahead of me the other day, tiny legs flashing, just edging out of my way. “Why would you walk when you can fly?” I wondered. It suddenly hit me that we could ask ourselves...
Push For Your Tush results are in

Push For Your Tush results are in

After almost 14 years of walking a dog three times a day, walking 5K is a piece of cake. So earlier this month I laced up my walking shoes to do the 5K Push For Your Tush in Burlington, Ontario, raising money for Colon Cancer Canada (tagline: We’re behind your...