How I Met Your Mother

I did not have many girlfriends in high school. I was a geek, a browner – literally – and the most action I saw was during theatre arts class. Miss Coleman would turn out the…

Try Before You Buy

You see a car you like in the lot and the salesman, all smiles, hands you the keys and says, “Take it for a test drive. No obligation.” You’re delighted because you know you’re not…

Managing Your Defiant Spouse

First of all, let me say that I have my wife’s permission to write this blog. I told her the title I had planned, and I told her the content. I explained that it was…

How to Make It Work

This May my wife and I will be celebrating our 27th anniversary. I’d like to say that our marriage has lasted because I am such an expert on interpersonal relationships, but the sad truth is…

Trick or Treat

I was brooding on something that I had asked my wife to do several weeks ago that she hasn’t done yet. I was going to mention it again to her, but then I thought, It’s…

Family Day

Today was a statutory holiday where I live.  We have this thing called Family Day, which I thought was just a Canadian thing but according to Wikipedia is a holiday in South Africa, Alberta, Ontario,…