Teach Kids Something Useful!

Young people and their internet speak really confuse me. “MFW when I eat spinach.” “TIL that Justine Fleiber has the same birthday as me, FTW!” I’m not even over the …

Cottage Garden

I love living in this little cottage down near the Merri Creek. It’s amazing to me that it’s possible to live so close the city, and yet wake up to …

What Happens at the Water Cooler

This country is great. I mean, I love where I’m from and everything, but everything here just feels so…advanced. Case in point, I just ordered pizza using an app on …

Sporting Some New Equipment

My neighbours kids are obsessed with sports. Seriously, they’re going to training for a different one virtually every day of the week. Monday’s swimming, Tuesday’s hockey, Wednesday’s tennis, Thursday’s athletics, …

Knee Surgery for Doggo

I know we’re all a bit biased when it comes to picking a winner for the nicest dog ever, but I really think my grandmother’s great dane, Waldo, takes the …

Ode to a Gorgeous Venetian Lamp…?

I’ve recently discovered that places of artistic greatness have a kind of…’aura’ surrounding them. If you have the gift, you can stand outside them and just soak it all up …

Energy Overhaul

Hallelujah! Finally, the warehouse is getting a makeover. I couldn’t be more relieved – I’ve been saying for nearly a year now that the lights aren’t up to the task …

Solar Treats

It’s official: the cake shop is going off the grid! Well, we’re moving towards that goal, anyway. The crowdfunding campaign ended up blowing up way beyond what we expected. Who …

I Must Protect the Balustrading!

No, of course I hate the idea of our school’s conservatory being used as a place for some…warbling competition. “Glass is made for shattering”? Is he quite mad? This is …