Thursday Throwdown – August 26, 2021

I don’t love the heat. I like to visit it, sit on the beach (or better, float in the ocean) and enjoy the oppressively hot weather. But I don’t like to live in it. Try to work and cook dinner and do laundry in it. We have air conditioning, thankyouJesus, and really, my enjoyment of […]

Thursday Throwdown: August 19

In the Great Before, this weekend would mark the beginning of the Canadian National Exhibition, which itself was the harbinger of the end of the summer. This year (for the second in a row), no CNE. No Toronto Air Show. No Royal Winter Fair. There’s still a lot that isn’t happening. And I’m all for […]

Wordnerds, assemble!

Once upon a time, when Gutenburg cranked up his press, it was critical that poets and playwrights fit their lyrical genius onto a finite amount of space. The full bloom of your prose must fit onto the folio – too short and it was a waste of space; too long and it was a wasted […]


Never let it be said that the universe doesn’t have a sense of humour. Years ago, when Child was 7 (14 years ago!), he and I took a shine to a movie called Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. It’s a lovely story about mourning someone you love, and the absolute power and joy of a life […]

Thursday Throwdown: August 12, 2021

There’s been a heat warning (and usually, an accompanying thunderstorm warning/watch) for most of the last week in Southern Ontario. Child and I were talking about a kinder-gentler method of spending time at a task, and having a soundtrack is usually my go-to way. So if you also require 32 minutes and 30 seconds in […]

Thursday Throwdown – 24 Years ago!

Twenty-four years ago, on a balmy August Friday, my gentleman associate and I got married. We all did the macarena at the reception, but it was either that or the chicken dance, so I guess that’s something. I will be including neither of those on today’s playlist, friends, but should you feel so inclined, I’m […]

Cider? I hardly know’er!

Cider? I hardly know’er!
I thought, “It’s been a while since the gentleman associate and I have been on a multi-stop tour-full-o’treats. Where there’s apples for pie, there’s apples for cider, and that’s really all the information I need.

Thursday Throwdown: July 29, 2021

OK, first of all, how is it half way through the summer ALREADY? Secondly, I know it’s not Thursday, but this week was another installment of No-Work-On-Friday Summer, and I totally forgot until now. Oops. Sorry friends. So enjoy this playlist on the weekend. Have a frosty beverage and just enjoy the day.

Thursday Throwdown: July 22, 2021

Every once in a while, I need to stop and take inventory of the great stuff that’s going on around me. In the last few months, we’ve started a backyard makeover, the trunk of a giant century-old maple tree in front of my house snapped and destroyed part of my garden (and embedded itself in […]