Panic And Goodness

The Oxford Dictionary defines panic as :  a sudden uncontrollable fear or alarm or infectious fright I saw this piece of street art in the midst of a state of  panic and felt it was pertinent to me with its slightly greenish hues and face dripping with paint. I wonder if the artist knew at... Continue Reading →

Don’t Give Up

A lot of people say that you shouldn't talk about negative stuff on your blog. I completely disagree with that as you might expect. I want to talk about real life here - the good, the bad, the raw, stinking guts of it. Last week I didn't feel like blogging at all. I felt incredibly... Continue Reading →

Economically Maladjusted.

Debt. The sub prime crisis. Interest rate hikes - another, then another, then another, and why not another. Supposed to lower inflation, but guess what? It's still rising. Everyone pays on credit cards because they have no cash. Some interest rates are above 20%. By the time you pay off the balance you have paid... Continue Reading →

Money Too Tight To Mention.

My neighbour, Lawrie, whom I've mentioned before - young, idealistic, budding political activist - has an older sister. Kristen is 24 and still lives at home, which is probably a good thing considering her spending history. On the weekend she came clean with her parents, it was an intervention of sorts. She has a $32,000... Continue Reading →


My husband had a heart attack on Monday. I am thanking the powers that be that he survived it. He has been discharged from hospital and looks as healthy as can be. The cardiologist blames his speedy recovery on his youth. He is only 47. Alfie is a bit of a larrikin. Likes a bit... Continue Reading →

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