Conny is the author of Waiting for Silverbird, Voice of an Angel, Lily, Kitten Diaries and Debbie. Contributor to various hard copy and online publications.
She lives in Toronto with her son and cats.
Whose the Boss - The Parent or the Child
The question ‘Should parents be allowed to smack their child?’ was recently posted on a popular social media site. A string of comments followed. The younger generation was against corporal punishment, the older generation saw nothing wrong with it.
Age Discrimination - Young vs. Old
An HR manager recently posted a message that he had hired a woman over 50 and had taken quite a bit of heat for it from the younger generation. There were a number of comments, I put in my two cents and commended him for his decision. I added that given the choice between a 25-year-old and a 50-year-old, I would pick the 50-year-old every time.
Why Shacking Up Before You Get Married Is A Good Idea
Couples are more reluctant than ever about getting married. Whether they are crazy in love or just seem right for each other, saying those wedding vows that will bind them to each other for life is a risk fewer couples are willing to take. Couples offer the following reasons for why shacking up before you get married is a good idea.
Toronto Is A Ghost Town
The atmosphere is positively unnerving. The bustling city of Toronto has turned into a ghost town. When I came to work this morning (I’m not one of the lucky ones who can work from home), I checked my phone to see if I perhaps had made a mistake and it was 7:00 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m. It was indeed shortly before 8:00 a.m., but where were the cars, where were the people?
I'm Afraid Of Spiders, But They Love Me
Everyone is afraid of something. Fear of heights, enclosed spaces, death, illness, public speaking, water, fire, the list goes on and on. Ask 99% of women what they are afraid of and among other things they might mention spiders. I happen to be one of them.
Always An Interview, Never A Job Offer
Perhaps you’ve been wondering, what’s wrong with me? When you apply for employment, you get invited for interviews, but you have yet to hear the words “Congratulations, you’ve got the job.” Not getting the job might have several reasons.
Spiders Are Only Good For One Thing
People are weird. I’ve said it a number of times and with each passing day, I’m becoming more and more convinced of it. Have you heard the latest? A woman in Australia has rescued a spider and called it Charlotte. Yes, you read that right, she RESCUED a SPIDER!!!
Dealing With Anxiety
The other day I had an anxiety attack, or shall I say another anxiety attack because there have been a few. Rather than taking medication, my doctor asked if I would be interested in attending an anxiety class. Hm, I’m not exactly a big fan of these self-help groups, but okay, I would give it a shot. As expected, it didn’t go well for me, in fact, I was kicked out of the group.
Bad and Potentially Dangerous Advice
I received an email this morning, advertising a book on healing breast cancer the natural way. This immediately brushed me up the wrong way. How can a writer, a female doctor no less, give such bad and potentially extremely dangerous advice?