• The fry guy

    And so it would seem we can find humor in the oddest of circumstances. I’m standing at Customer Service of our local mall waiting for someone to sort through the usual administrative inconveniences imposed by broken systems…

  • Who says kids don’t remember?

    It’s funny how we think that when we tell our kids something (do this, or don’t do that), they’re not really listening and will soon forget and then go do it again anyhow. Well, just the other…

  • Always a blast

    Have I ever mentioned what a blast I have with the classes I teach? Truth is I do, and this time, it’s no different. I have a class of students from far-flung countries. It’s a mix of…

  • Homework versus life

    Skye (my 15 year old): I did my homework at 6:50 this morning. Me (with a disapproving look): Why didn’t you do it over the weekend? Skye (with a big grin): Because homework is not as important…

  • You crack me up!

    Before Steev left home for university, his cooking skills were next to zilch. Sure, he could boil rice in a rice cooker, fry an egg and steep a cup of tea. But now, he cooks rice from…

  • Omigosh days

    The girls are having their first taste of winter as in the brrrrrr sense of the word. I don’t think they ever imagined winter could be as cold, rainy, windy or foggy as this. We’re in the…

  • Food with wheels?

    I had lunch with a girl friend the other day and she ordered this… Stir-fried pumpkin! It’s supposed to be good for health. So I’m telling the girls we’re going to have this for lunch next week.…