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Review: Under the Influence

Under the Influence
By Joyce Maynard
William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780062257642, February 23, 2016, 336pp.

The Short of It:

A complex look at friendship and how much you are willing to overlook when happiness is at risk. 460 more words

Book Review

Three Weeks and Third Grade

I was just sitting here.

In complete silence.

*Cue 4 year old who is supposed to be in bed clomping down the stairs*

Well, that was fun while it lasted. 941 more words

Montreal in Film and Why Mommy is Better Than The Score

Well, I did it, Andrew from Fistful of Films. I watched Mommy. Andrew’s made no secret of his appreciation of this Cannes sensation- now I get the picture on his masthead- and after the film resurfaced during Thursday Movie Picks a couple of weeks ago, I vowed to finally give this a watch. 409 more words


Wesley's World

While I’ve been away…

Blogging has not been a high priority lately as my son was here visiting for a few days. Although we grated on each other’s nerves a few times, as is always the case when he’s here more than a day or two, we managed to have a little fun as well. 121 more words



The Tomato-coloured Couch 6:35pm

I have come a long way

since My Son

was born

27 years ago

& I have decided to make

My New Year’s Resolution… 26 more words

there goes my hero

“There goes my hero, … Foo Fighters

“The mind of an addict is cunning enough to convince the body that it is not dying” – Michael Lee… 876 more words


Night Bird

As I watched my oldest son walk across the stage and pick up his college diploma last weekend, an image from memory flashed through my mind. 342 more words