Mother’s Day latest victim of wokism gone mad

The University of Manchester has told its staff not to use the word mother while celebrating Mother’s Day in an attempt to promote diversity

Mother’s Day latest victim of wokism gone madHappy Mother’s Day! Oh, I’m sorry. Have I offended you? Please accept my apology, especially if you’re a student at the University of Manchester in England. I came across a story on the internet a while back with the click-bait headline “Manchester University bans the word ‘mother’ ahead of Mother’s Day.” I checked it out,…

Cable Wrangler corrals your cables in place

It ranks so high on the usefulness scale and is so simplistic, it’s a wonder it wasn’t invented sooner

Cable Wrangler corrals your cables in placeSilk’s Cable Wrangler is a nifty gadget designed to magnetically keep cables in place on your desk or night table. It ranks so high on the usefulness scale and is so simplistic, it’s a wonder it wasn’t invented sooner. It looks somewhat like a pincushion with a solid rubberized base covered with a funky fabric.…

What I found when I went down the rabbit hole with Mum

I wanted my Mum to experience life in the country as she had when she was young in Revelstoke and, later, Williams Lake

What I found when I went down the rabbit hole with MumI had brought my 93-year-old mother to stay with us at our country house. When we arrived, I announced that, as far as possible, we’ll settle into our own routines and do exactly what we like. I would be available for whatever special needs she might have, walking about, cooking, assisting with iPhone and e-mail…

My 93-year-old mom is still full of adventure

Out of the blue offer your Mom a week-long vacation at your house in the country, without wife or children to help out

My 93-year-old mom is still full of adventureHere’s an idea: Out of the blue offer your Mom a week-long vacation at your house in the country, without wife or children to help out, just for fun. With work travel absenting my wife to Toronto for meetings, and children now working in other countries, I phoned up my 93-year-old mom and appealed to…