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My daughter needs a role model. I’m going to take a bath

It’s one of those in-between days. Midway between Christmas and New Year. One celebration ended, another yet to begin. So let’s take a break, take a breath. Or take a bath. Which is what, for the first time in months, I was able to do the other day. No, no, not the kind that my […]

The making of a political junkie

The party room was buzzing. It must have been 1972. Election year. Alastair Gillespie was campaigning to win the riding of Etobicoke in Toronto for the second time – he’d gained it first in 1968 and again in 1974. This is the first memory that I can pinpoint in time by counting out election years: […]


Sandwich generation

Middle age. The middle ground. Sandwich generation. Mid-career. No matter which part of my life I look at, I can signpost it with a “mid-way there.” Mid-way’s not so bad – while it means you’ve passed some stuff you probably won’t get to again, it also means you’ve still got a whole lot left.  

I’ve added a link here to an article I wrote about having older parents and a small child … being part of the “sandwich generation.” It’ll give you an idea of how I’ll approach this whole midway thing – with humour, exasperation, and a whole lot of life.

Thanks for reading.



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