Q1: What does one cook for a family who is partially bored of staying in and socially distanced from their friends?
A1: I have some ideas…stay tuned. (It’s only been a few days here in Toronto, but it’s been much longer in other places and the internet educates us with their plight, creativity and humour.)
Q2: Who fights off boredom with incessant snacking and questions about what’s there to eat?
A2: Teenagers. They’re a hungry bunch. Bored teenagers are even hungrier. (And we’re only on day 3 of the social isolation…)
Continue reading How to cook the food you hoarded
As some of you know, I went to school with a boy who became a famous, and internationally known musician, singer, guitar player.
Since discovering him on social media and following him along, I have reminisced about an art class we both took in grade 11. I wanted to know if he, too, remembers that particular class. In part 1 of this story I wrote about how we met.
Later, I decided to reach out to him to ask him about that class. I wasn’t really expecting a response. I figured he was busy and famous and that he probably employs PR people to run his social media account. But I sent him a DM in Instagram anyway. Part 2 of this story tells you what happened next.
Continue reading Reaching out anyway – part 3
Yesterday I gave my tween a haircut.
Actually, first I called the salon in our village-like neighbourhood to see if they could squeeze her in. That was on Saturday.
Continue reading DIY haircut
To read part 1 click here.
After I sent that DM in Instagram to a former classmate, I walked away from my phone.
The memory I had of an event in grade 11 art class had triggered something in me to want to reach out to this man, a boy I once knew for many years in school and who is now a famous musician, singer and guitarist.
I was really curious: did he remember that class as vividly as I did?
Continue reading Reaching out anyway – part 2
I know someone who is famous.
He is a musician, guitarist, singer…and I went to high school with him.
Continue reading Reaching out anyway – part 1
Addressing all GenXers:
I want to know what you wore when you were in highschool during the 80s. (This is for research purposes for a piece I’m writing.)
Continue reading What did you wear in your 1980s highschool days?
Years ago something apparently insignificant happened to me. Since I’ve been thinking about it on and off for years, perhaps it wasn’t so insignificant after all.
I have some thoughts.
I am, after all, a writer and this is a blog and I like to hurl words about my thoughts out into the internet. 🙂
Continue reading Emerging from mid-life invisibility
While on the quest to find new and interesting content to read, I went back into my old Medium account and read a couple of fantastic articles.
Continue reading On the quest for fresh content
I think many of you know I’m a GenXer. I was influenced by 80s music and all that. I listen to radio stations in the car that play 80s music, and I have a list in my Spotify account with mostly 80s music.
Just the other day, a song popped up that hasn’t been played in forever. I forgot about this song even though it was played a million times when I was in school.
Continue reading The power ballad that entered my head
Recently, Bryan Adams gave a concert in a town not far from Toronto. The radio stations have been playing his songs all the time lately, sometimes two an hour. With that, I traveled down memory lane to my high school days when he was up and coming and very popular (here in Canada).
Cuts like a Knife
Summer of ’69
Run to You
One Night Love Affair
I created a playlist in Spotify so I can listen to him at will (or until I’ve had enough.) 🙂
Continue reading Music, spotify and random thoughts