Chill out, lay back

David Hyde Pierce & Kelsey Grammer in Frasier

Hold on, dear comrades, a much-needed break is near. Those lazy days in bed with nothing to do but consume hot chocolate and eggnog by the gallon while indulging in mind-numbing programming are almost here. December is looming large

Maturity leave

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I’m at a marvelous point in life where I am financially self-sufficient but still short of that next step—when one settles into a real job and can truly start making some decent bank.


Somewhat ironically, there is an occasion often lost in the hurried commercial changeover between Halloween and Christmas.

Room and boards

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One of the first notable stories revolving around our Prime Minister Elect Justin Trudeau is about his new residence. Twenty-four Sussex Drive has been the home of Canada’s prime ministers since 1951, and Trudeau is now refusing to move in until proper renovations have been made.

What’s good?

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People can be dirtbags. We’ve all had the jerk who cuts in line, takes up several seats on the bus, or thinks the entire sidewalk belongs to no one else.


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I come from a family of avid readers. My father seemed to have a new novel on the go, whether it be complete garbage or a respected work, almost every day.

Giving thanks

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I wasn’t a big fan of Thanksgiving growing up. It was that holiday that wasn’t really a holiday. A day that all the adults made a great hubbub about, but one that a child has difficulty seeing the value of.

In focus

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I often like to believe that karma is actually a thing. What goes around comes around. He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword. Pick your cliché.

Ticked off

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Our social media feeds were flooded last week with the story of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student in Irving, Texas.