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.
Why Do It Yourself If Others Can Do It For You
We’d been talking about a vacation, a real vacation, for years. So far, when we took time off work, we stayed home because we have four cats and we have nobody to look after them. But after a particularly violent illness, I decided we should take a vacation and as far as the cats were concerned, I would make a plan.
How Was Your Weekend?
Upon greeting, people often ask “How are you?”, while on a Monday morning, the question changes to “How was your weekend?” Do they really want to know, or are they merely being polite? Assuming that you care about my health, let me recapture my weekend in a nutshell.
Bald and Beautiful
I found myself among a group of cancer patients the other day, waiting for their radiation treatment. The environment was just perfect. Deep, comfy armchairs, discreetly lit giant fish tanks, juice and salty crackers on coffee tables, all at the most perfect temperature (not too hot, not too cold).
Dating Sites - Do We Need Them
I have a friend, let's call her Ann, who is looking for a man. Not just any man, of course, an individual between the ages of 25 and 35. Additional requirements are that he should be reasonably good looking, of sound mind and body, have a job, and be good-natured. In other words, a nice guy.
Texting, Is Anything Really That Important
A friend recently posted on social media that she'd gone hiking on the Lone Mountain Park trail in Las Vegas. Along the way she noticed two girls on horseback, listening to music and texting on cell phones. She called this a funny incident, to me this is annoying.
7 Steps to Make Perfect Belgian Fries
In every family, the cook sooner or later hears … 'What's for dinner?' Some families plan their meals for the entire week, some go to the grocery store for inspiration, while some leave it up for debate with the question 'What would you like?' More often than not, the answer is 'French fries.'
Attention Cat and Dog Owners
Earlier this evening I saw a post on social media of a cat owner announcing that her cat was pregnant. She mentioned to please not post any negative comments. She knew she should have had her cat spayed, but the pregnancy was an accident. Kittens would go to a good home.
Ten (dubious) Tips On How to Save Money
In today's world, it's all about going green, eating organic and saving money. Just this morning I came across an article that promised all kinds of money-saving tips, along with tips for a healthier lifestyle. Not all the tips were helpful though.
Do Open Marriages Work
Recently someone posted on Medium that after five or six years of marriage the couple found they were no longer happy, that something was missing in their relationship. They talked it over and they came to the conclusion that what was missing … was other people. More specifically, they wanted to sleep with other people, lots of other people. So they decided on an open marriage. The woman further stated that they always practiced safe sex.