Fire the Sky II

Lisa
A few months ago, a journalist with The Toronto Star contacted me for permission to use parts of a blog post I wrote last year about the Symphony of Fire, the fireworks competition that used to be held at Ontario... Continue reading

Oh Canada (Free Flag!)

Someone knocked on the door after 8 pm one night last week. Derek and I were in bed, reading, but I scrambled up and grabbed a robe. By the time I got to the door I saw a woman I... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – No Place Like Home (It’s Not Home Anymore)

Lisa
When I was in Grade 7 and Kevin in Grade 5 at Lakeview School in Grimsby, Mom and Dad bought a 53-acre parcel of land in West Lincoln.  After years of renting, they would build their own home and have... Continue reading

Some Kind of Einstein

Lisa
Journalism is alive and well at the BBC. One of my favourite shows is Hard Talk on BBC World News, hosted by Stephen Sackur. There’s a radio version of the show that’s so good, I can hardly stand it. How... Continue reading

Living History

Looking for something different to do last Friday, my pal Jenn suggested we check out the new broadcasting exhibit at Museum London. At the time, we didn’t realize it was the second anniversary of the death of our then-patriarch at... Continue reading

Hose-worthy

Lisa
Buying a simple garden hose isn’t so simple anymore. You need to almost be a professional shopper in order to make sure you’re not getting ripped off by all of the so-called LAST HOSE YOU’LL EVER NEED! claims out there.... Continue reading

Really Late Review – Get Out

Jordan Peele is the latest darling of the movie industry. That’s what happens when you make a film for $5-million and it grosses more than $230-million. Hollywood loves movies but more than that, it loves money.  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – On the Road Again

Lisa
It’s been five years since our last road trip on a motorcycle. We rented a Harley in Las Vegas and toured Arizona. It was really frickin’ cold and then it was really frickin’ hot. Welcome to the desert.   Continue reading

I Can See Your Halo

Volunteers do lots of good things for others and never brag about it. And some researchers decided to try to put a dollar value on what they do, to figure out what would happen if they suddenly stopped. It’s called the Halo... Continue reading

I’ve Seen the Light

When someone who woke up at the crack of stupid as long as Erin Davis did gives you a recommendation that she says will make wake-up time easier, you listen. You don’t have to wake up at 3:15 am to relate,... Continue reading