Hitting the Pavement

Ever since high school, I’ve been a jogger. An outside jogger that is, although lately that’s included treadmill running, which does the job, but is far less enjoyable. I began my love affair with it…

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Beating the flu bug…unconventionally

After leaving work on Friday, I felt so awful with all the signs of a flu bug.  Earlier in the year, when I had a bug, the doctor advised me to take zinc lozenges because…

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Why the hate for Catherine Earnshaw?

“I hate her.  I just wish she’d hurry up and die,” said the sweet-faced girl in my class as she shuddered with disgust. “Why do you hate Catherine Earnshaw so much?” I wanted to know.…

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What will happen to bookstores?

One of Toronto’s bookstores is closing soon, the Toronto Star reported today.  I mentioned it in my Grade 12 English class this afternoon, which led some of the students to ask me if books would…

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Happy 2012!

There’s a lot of expectation at the start of each new year, and while that can be a good thing, it can also be a tad overwhelming and as a result, the excitement can fizzle…

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