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La Zambomba! Olé! Bravo! Now go to bed

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I have no idea how this happened! Having once lived in Spain, I wanted to reconnect with this proud and exotic county that had treated me so well in my twenties. So I pulled out the map, put my finger on a town close to the border with Portugal and booked “a quiet room with […]

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The most ridiculous quotes of the past year

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Do not for a moment think that professional male athletes said the dumbest things in the past year because they always have and always will have Jessica Simpson interrupting them. While having lunch the American ‘famer’ tweeted her faithful following with the question: “Is this chicken, what I have, or is it fish? I know […]

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And you think you’re depressed at Christmas

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Full disclosure: I hate Christmas more than brussels sprouts, homemade wine and Michael Vick. Shopping like it’s roller derby, needless gift giving, fighting over parking spots – Christmas for me is best described as Black Friday, Black Saturday, Black Sunday right through to Black Boxing Day. I wouldn’t say the spirit of Christmas has been […]

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The Men Are Idiots study? No way, Jose

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Today I proudly present to you a staunch defense of men. Or more than likely “your man” since your special guy is probably outside at the moment looking for his hair after an unfortunate incident involving Christmas lights, a rain barrel and a six pack of beer. A new study published in the British Medical […]

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My dog was both lovable – and tax deductible

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Years ago I wrote a book about my dog Jake entitled The Dog Rules (Damn Near Everything!) which, by the way of sales in publishing terms, went right through the “Woof! Woof!” In making the rounds of talk shows and public readings, travelling with me on the book tour, speaking engagements and humane society fundraisers, […]

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Where there’s hope, there’s always humour

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Where there’s hope, there’s always humour

Writing in the Toronto Star, columnist Judith Timson recalls the story of a friend taking his 93-year-old mother to buy shoes. The elderly lady used to be quite stylish. But now, the son knew the best thing for Mom was a pair of simple, lace-up walking shoes. However his mother insisted on high heels. Cajoled […]

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