Shampoo-free!

I’ll say it straight and plain (sort of like my locks): I haven’t washed my hair even once this year. It’s not a resolution I’m necessarily married to, but I approached it as more of an experiment and, well, it’s one that has worked. Let me rewind. Last year, I …

Compassion is for everyone (even pro athletes)

There have been a couple of standout sports moments for me in the last couple of weeks – not because I’m particularly interested in them, but because they seem notable in relation to one another. Super Bowl post-game. Cam Newton. Yeah, a lot of people don’t like him. They see …

Memories of Terry Fox

I cried a lot of tears last night. I turned away from the TV or left the room several times each because I just couldn’t bear the pain I felt over what was being played. The real-life events mixed with my own faint early-childhood memories as I tried to recall my own …

Don’t leave home without it

I know I’m getting old maturing because I keep developing “ways I do things” without even thinking about it. I also keep coming up with lists of “ways I will do things from now on.” Carved in stone. Forever and ever. The topic this week is travel. The lesson is in all …

Happy holiday hummus

For each of three holiday events we’ve attended over the past couple of days, I’ve been asked to bring my hummus. I’ve always liked it, but this proves others do too. Sometimes you have to listen to the people. If feelings can be had for hummus, mine would be labelled …

The drop-in

Here’s how you’d be received if you decided to one day show up at our place unannounced: coolly. Sure, I’d probably be happy to see you, but I’d also feel anxious because my place would likely be a mess and distracted because I’d likely have been in the middle of …