The Great Canadian Halloween Candy Heist

December 2007 Fwap Fwap Fwap It was a lull in the conversation that allowed us to hear it. Fwap Fwap Fwap Five pairs of eyes immediately dropped to the floor, honing in on the orange and brown candy wrapper partially protruding from the plastic vent cover, now flapping not-so-quietly because the heat had come on. … Continue reading The Great Canadian Halloween Candy Heist

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As The Road Turns

The thing is, you don't necessarily see the turn in the road until it's upon you. I wasn't expecting a turn in my road. My road has already been quite turny this year, I have had enough turns. It's, in fact, more like a tangled ball of yarn I've been desperately trying to unknot but … Continue reading As The Road Turns

You Didn’t Just F*ck Up One of Your 18 Summers With Your Kids

There were a few articles going around earlier in the spring about how you only have 18 summers with your kids. Eighteen summers to discover, explore, barbecue, travel, camp, splash at splash pads, swing at the park, roast marshmallows, swim ... so, you know, you better make the best of it. Please stop. While I … Continue reading You Didn’t Just F*ck Up One of Your 18 Summers With Your Kids