Archive for August, 2016

Review – A Confederacy of Dunces

Lisa
There are two types of people on this continent: those who have read and loved the 30+-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces and those who have never heard of it. Oh, and a third type – me. I’ve... Continue reading

Road Trip – Destination #2; Belfast, Maine

Lisa
Up until about the 1980s, Belfast, Maine was the world’s chicken-processing capital. Then, like car-makers high-tailing it out of Detroit, the chicken companies left Belfast for other parts of the world, taking with them jobs and the town’s economic engine.... Continue reading

Road Trip – Destination #1; Hampton Beach

Lisa
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, is a sunny, sandy spot where Derek’s family traveled to a time or two when he was young. If you know Grand Bend, imagine its main drag opposite the beach and about 10 times as long.... Continue reading

The Best Times to Shop

Lisa
While we’re on vacation, I’m reposting some of my favourite blog posts of the past.  I know, I know, there are some people who would say “Never!”  But Smart Money in the US claims to reveal the best times to... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Me Lisa, She Jane

Lisa
While we’re on vacation, I’m rerunning some of my favourite blog posts.  I guess I never did receive a photo from the time I met Jane Fonda because I have looked everywhere and asked everyone I can think of with... Continue reading

Review – Life by Keith Richards

Lisa
While we’re on vacation, I’m reposting some of my favourite blog posts of the past.  The most grizzled founding member of The Rolling Stones has told his fascinating life story in a thick volume that quickly jumped onto the best-seller... Continue reading

The One-Legged Man

Lisa
While we’re on vacation, I’m rerunning some of my favourite blog posts.  It was cold when we started out on our riding adventure.  Once you get moving on a motorcycle -3 degree conditions turn much chillier and the wind whips... Continue reading

Five Foods You Should Never Eat

Lisa
While we’re on vacation, I’m rerunning some of my favourite blog posts of the past.  Did that title grab you? It sure got me when I saw it on CNN and even more so once I realized Dr. Sanjay Gupta... Continue reading

Money-makers

Lisa
Early on in my career, I undervalued myself and took a lower salary than I was worth. In a couple of cases, I later discovered that I could have earned a lot more. If I had had a little more... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Concussed

Concussions have cut short the careers of many athletes and caused the early deaths of thousands of them; professionals, children and weekend warriors.  Continue reading