Archive for October, 2010

Hauntings of Halloweens Past

Lisa
Some people can remember every costume they wore for every Halloween. I’m not one of those people.  Continue reading

Lighten Up – House Proud, Sun Media

Lisa
I recently asked for ideas for my House Proud newspaper column and reader and commenter Allan came up with a few.  My Editor is a tough cookie – which is what I love and respect about her – and she... Continue reading

Beautiful, Wise Betty

Lisa
I just finished reading Betty White’s autobiography, Here We Go Again.  It was first published in 1995 but because of the recent resurgence in interest in the actress, it has been updated with a colour photo section and a new... Continue reading

To ‘ or Not to ‘

Lisa
How you spell Hallowe’en (or Halloween) depends largely on your age and how stubborn you are. Continue reading

The New Ann Landers

Lisa
Ozzy Osbourne is a lot of things but a health advice columnist probably isn’t one that immediately leaps to mind. Rolling Stone Magazine has hired him to do just that and I have a couple of samples of the wizened... Continue reading

Behind the Vote

Lisa
Every so often voters want to shake the snoglobe of their city and have everything float around the glass and land in a different place.  When I was at 680 News in Toronto and Rob Ford wasn’t much more than... Continue reading

Crowded House

Lisa
I would never make it in a crowded land.  I avoid department stores on Saturday afternoons and plan my mall and festival visits to avoid crushes of people.  So when I found myself in a sea of shoppers on Sunday my... Continue reading

A Mouse in the House

Lisa
Mouse eradication continues.  Continue reading

The Futility of Attempting to Improve on Excellence

Lisa
Hollywood movie-makers are remaking The Crow.  If I could I would stop them in their tracks. Continue reading

The Computer Conspiracy

Lisa
A stand-up comic – I forget which one – said technology is a ripoff because as soon as you walk out the door with one computer they bring the newest model out from under the counter, rendering yours obselete.  Continue reading