A social life, curated

Social media is such a lie, and I am such a liar. It has been nine months since I posted to my blog, and it's not because I ran out of things to say. Ask anyone and they'll tell you that I have two super powers, and one is never running out of things to…

You’re only as old as you feel

Originally published in the Kamloops Daily News, Jan. 11, 2011. Gramma passed away on Nov. 15, 2016, and not a day goes by that I don't hear her emphatic voice in my head. Usually, it's when I'm doubting myself. And usually, her voice is castigating me, telling me to stop being "SO STUPID." In life,…

Call me, maybe?

It usually starts with heavy breathing, but if you wait long enough, you’ll be rewarded by a few tremulous and stuttered words. By eight years of age, children should be able to facilitate their own playdates. To do so, however, requires endless amounts of coaxing, encouragement and lessons on that old-fashioned machine called the telephone.…