Lost in Translation

I have always been a big proponent of the value of learning a second, third or even fourth language. The ability to speak several tongues can serve one well, particularly when travelling in foreign lands or working with people whose first language is not English. But I have also found that sometimes knowing only a … Continue reading Lost in Translation


A Cover Story

Okay, I’ve decided to come clean and admit it. I have a problem, actually it’s more like an addiction. I know, it’s hard to believe that a fine, upstanding citizen such as myself could have such issues, but it’s true and it’s time for me to face up to the fact. The simple truth is … Continue reading A Cover Story

Flight Risks

Just recently my husband and I took a road trip to Calgary and will soon undertake another to Arizona. In an age where more and more people are choosing to fly to destinations (including ourselves), it was a refreshing change. The phrase “convenience of flying” no longer seems applicable as it’s becoming more and more … Continue reading Flight Risks

In A Pickle!

My kitchen has smelled glorious these past few weeks. I mean, what could smell better than the aroma of fresh dill and garlic? In fact, I can’t believe that some company that manufactures air fresheners hasn’t yet marketed this tantalizing aroma. (It definitely would be a big seller in Ukrainian communities.) That smell wafting through … Continue reading In A Pickle!

An Instant Hit

  "Oh the good ole hockey game is the best game you can name" - Stompin' Tom Connors Early in my teaching career (many, many years ago), we never had a February break, so the high school held a week of Winter Games to help keep up morale and alleviate the doldrums during those cold, … Continue reading An Instant Hit

Are you being served?

I've never been much of a go-to-person when it comes to selling merchandise. My only job as a salesperson lasted 3 days, and that was as a Fuller Brush door-to-door seller the summer I graduated from grade 12. After hitting up my family and neighbours, I was done. However that doesn't mean I don't know … Continue reading Are you being served?