Category Archives: Humour

Toronto Transit Woes

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The other day, I was working at my desk, periodically checking my gmail for any important (read, distracting from work) emails. Just after lunch, I saw a notice from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) about a service issue. Some problem … Continue reading

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Jury Duty…

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I love watching TV. When I was little, I would come home from school and watch sitcoms with my grandmother. Most of the antics didn’t need translation but sometimes the dialogue was tricky and I would have to translate. We … Continue reading

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Quotes by TV Personalities

“And that’s the way I see it”  (Walter Kronkite)   “It’s a curse and a blessing”  (Mr.Monk)   “And so it goes”  (Rita Mae Brown)   “Sit on it”  (Richie Cunningham, Happy Days) “I like a fresh bowl”  (John O’Neil, … Continue reading

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Weather or not

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Autumn is here, but the weather has been quite pleasant for the first few days. The weekend of September 24-25 was glorious – highs of about 18 C (just under 70 F). On Saturday the 24th, a group of eight … Continue reading

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Summer Job

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I could look out any window of our offices on the 23rd floor of the Toronto Star building and get a bird’s eye view of the city. From the panoramic sweep along the eastern lakeshore, with its string of warehouses … Continue reading

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Purpose Group Week Two

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Where you go, I will go Naomi was an Israelite woman, living in the land of Moab. She was a widow and had two sons, each married to a Moabite. One son died, then the other, and Naomi urged her … Continue reading

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The Starling Saver (Part 1)

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I went to my brother and sister-in-law’s home for dinner the other night. They live on the 10th floor of a stunning new condominium at the end of the subway line. That evening, I joined the commuter stream moving out … Continue reading

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My Pet Peeves

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Pets ~ cats, dogs ~ are wonderful! They offer unconditional love, exuberant warmth and joyful companionship. Keeping a pet can be expensive; feeding, grooming, medical care. And there are negatives ~ dog or cat hair all over the house, messes … Continue reading

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The tyranny of time: watch it!

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Every workday morning it’s the same mad rush to get out of the house. I’ll admit, it’s my slow start (whoever invented the snooze button should be shot!) that leads to the snowball effect of rush-rush go-go. Most of my … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to… SHH! Don’t tell me!

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This weekend when my bronchitis flared up I resumed the role of invalid – with relish. In addition to eating soup, drinking tea, played Word Find puzzles, reading a novel and napping, I indulged my favourite addiction: watching TV. Saturday … Continue reading

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