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IDEAL SATURDAY MEALS AS REQUESTED BY AN 8-YEAR OLD BOY

Breakfast: Soft buns with cheesy swirls from the supermarket, warmed up in the microwave, a glass of milk for the Golden Boy, home-made smoothie for the princess and I. Lunch: Pancakes and bacon. Dinner: Macaroni-cheese with “Finger Pasta” (a.k.a penne)

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IDEAL SATURDAY MEALS AS REQUESTED BY AN 8-YEAR OLD BOY

Breakfast: Soft buns with cheesy swirls from the supermarket, warmed up in the microwave, a glass of milk for the Golden Boy, home-made smoothie for the princess and I. Lunch: Pancakes and bacon. Dinner: Macaroni-cheese with “Finger Pasta” (a.k.a penne)

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SUITS

Do the men and women who actually wear suits to work watch the show “Suits”? The show depicts a group of modelesque people wearing designer clothes pretend to be lawyers. Nobody can actually follow more than the bare bones of

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SUITS

Do the men and women who actually wear suits to work watch the show “Suits”? The show depicts a group of modelesque people wearing designer clothes pretend to be lawyers. Nobody can actually follow more than the bare bones of

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

My first encounter with the delicate Canadian digestive system came many years ago, before I had set foot in Canada. I was in Istanbul, at some international workshop, with a bunch of Canadians. At the first collegial meal, partaken in

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

My first encounter with the delicate Canadian digestive system came many years ago, before I had set foot in Canada. I was in Istanbul, at some international workshop, with a bunch of Canadians. At the first collegial meal, partaken in

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FREEDOM

Even though I am one of the most liberal parents I know, with no hard-and-fast rules regarding snacks, treats, chores, vegetables and other issues known to burn fiercely in many households, my children have been heard to cry out every

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FREEDOM

Even though I am one of the most liberal parents I know, with no hard-and-fast rules regarding snacks, treats, chores, vegetables and other issues known to burn fiercely in many households, my children have been heard to cry out every

SWIMMING THE NEW YEAR AWAY

There is a picture of us from the first Persian New Year we were in Halifax, many, many, many years ago. We are sitting round a sofreh, a length of traditional Iranian plastic spread on the floor. A bunch of

SWIMMING THE NEW YEAR AWAY

There is a picture of us from the first Persian New Year we were in Halifax, many, many, many years ago. We are sitting round a sofreh, a length of traditional Iranian plastic spread on the floor. A bunch of

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JACK, THE ANGRY KANGAROO

The young girl sitting in the basement of the Natural History Museum had the quiet face of the models for Coco Chanel’s Mademoiselle perfume. But she was dressed in a peculiarly unbecoming short-sleeved green shirt, and she was holding a

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JACK, THE ANGRY KANGAROO

The young girl sitting in the basement of the Natural History Museum had the quiet face of the models for Coco Chanel’s Mademoiselle perfume. But she was dressed in a peculiarly unbecoming short-sleeved green shirt, and she was holding a

NATURE VS NURTURE

We drive up Young Avenue on our way to Point Pleasant Park. I have spoken of this particular avenue before, Gentle Reader, many years ago- we walked through it daily, on the way to the Princess’s daycare centre, and she

NATURE VS NURTURE

We drive up Young Avenue on our way to Point Pleasant Park. I have spoken of this particular avenue before, Gentle Reader, many years ago- we walked through it daily, on the way to the Princess’s daycare centre, and she