And Then, There It Was

It is not that I do not like to travel; I just don’t like to leave home. I am quite comfortable at home where I have everything I need within easy reach. Sometimes I have to travel to a conference or something, which is rather inconvenient for me. However, as my friend used to say, […]

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Our Heritage

Even though there are a variety of names in Canada for the first Monday of August, most areas of the country observe it as a public holiday. In Alberta we call it “Heritage Day”. There are different ways that people celebrate as well as different ideas about what heritage even means. I like to think […]

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I Sure Do Miss St. Sanity

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me recently celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary. It sure does not seem we have been married that long. I guess, as you get older, according to my grandmother, time goes faster. If that is true, I must be getting older. We met in September, became engaged in February […]

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Where’s The Bug?

As far back as I can remember, every time I would leave the house, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage would say, “Be careful. Drive safely.” It’s as though she doesn’t think I could drive carefully without giving me some instructions. I think it has become just a routine for her. There are reasons behind […]

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Stuck Between a Virus and a Varmint

Normally, I’m not a superstitious sort of a person. But then again there is a good case to be made that I am really not normal. If you stop to think about it, (and I have), the average person is a composite of everybody and the description ends up to be that of nobody. That […]

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It’s Hard for Me to Conceal a Giggle

Throughout life, I have discovered many challenges. Some I have handled fairly well and others have handled me pretty badly. That is what makes life so interesting. Every day there is a challenge to face and every day there is a victory to win. Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I celebrated our […]

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Nine Reasons You Got the House Cleaning Wrong

A lot of people clean their homes themselves, but there are a few or lots of things they do wrong or not good enough. Whether you are cleaning your kitchen, floors or any type of area there are certain things that you should stick to and those you need to change or stop doing. We’ve […]

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Things Have a Way of Catching Up With Me

I have learned in my life, and probably just one thing: things have a way of catching up with me. I can’t get away with anything. It’s not that I don’t try. There were a few times when I’ve come pretty close to getting away with something, but it didn’t turn out the way I […]

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When Everything Goes My Way

I have had a certain dream many times over the years. Of course, it might lean towards being a nightmare if it does not come true. The dream is that one day in the week; I can have everything go my way. The nightmare part of that dream is that it never tells me which […]

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Living With a Toddler in Seoul-5 Things That Surprised Us

A few years ago, when my son was two-years-old, we had the incredible opportunity to live and work in Seoul. We discovered so many great things about raising a child in Seoul, including the very safe environment, access to top-notch education, high quality and affordable childcare, and the abundance of kid-friendly historical and cultural attractions […]

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