Family Sunday

Work-life balance is important. We hear this term used frequently. So, if you think about it, with weekends being the only time that people have to rest, relax and spend quality time with family and friends, why not institute Family Sunday in Canada? Although the rules about working, or not working, on Sundays vary throughout…

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To Be or to Do?

I participated in an administrative meeting recently where the questions popped up, Are we too busy?” And, Are we so busy that we can’t spend time doing nothing?” For doers—and you know the type, the ones who can’t sit still but must act or else—being becomes difficult. Truth be told, without being able to just…

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The Paragon of Simplicity

One of the things that really bothers me when I’m surfing the Internet is when people write articles that are loaded with meaningless information or when a level of complexity is introduced from the inception and is deliberately incorporated into a piece in order to, I surmise, deliberately hide the fact that there is either…

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Moments

I was having lunch with a friend of mine yesterday when she reminded me that what we remember about our lives are moments, moments like this joyous lunch or traveling to a favorite destination. She added, ‘You’re not going to remember the times you spent at the office.’ Her understanding seems to be trending now.…

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My Neighbor is an Opera Singer

La, La, La Traviata I’m not sure if this is auspicious or not, but my next-door neighbor is an opera singer. She has a lovely daughter who typically wails as her mother belts out songs, in alto, every evening. In order to distract the child, she will let her run down the corridor, this to…

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Christmas Message

Dear Friends, It’s a beautiful season. The lights on Bloor Street are discreet and charming. Small points of white light decorate the trees and plants that line what is known as Toronto’s Fifth Avenue. Who can believe that tomorrow is Christmas Day? I went shopping today and stocked up on food. My fridge is full…

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A Walk down Bloor Street

It was a beautiful, sunny day today and I decided to take a walk down Bloor Street and snap a few shots. Here’s a shot of Dolce & Gabbana’s whimsical window display. You can see me reflected in the glass pane as well as traffic moving along Bloor Street. Here’s Michael Kors’ elegant window display…

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,400 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

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