Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

Prorogue…did any of us know what that word meant 2 weeks ago? The government will apparently spend the next several weeks in limbo, as all the politicians stick out their chests and proclaim themselves most capable of leading, and point their fingers at the opposition and criticize. Weeks of huff-puffery where politicians are all spending …

Stressful surprise

A few weeks ago, I went out to the car in the backlane to discover that my rear windshield was in about a million little pieces. My plans for the next hour (preparing dinner!) were put on hold as I called the police, called MPI, started sweeping up the little pieces of debris and sorted …

Are ya listening??

David Martin, in his book, Counselling and Therapy Skills, says that evocative empathy is the, “communicated understanding of the other person’s intended message, especially the experiential part”. That is such a loaded definition… Empathy that evokes a response in the other needs to not only be felt by the listener, but then communicated to the …

The Butter Has Moved

I remember CBC inviting listeners to call in suggesting what they noticed at a significant sign that spring had come. Now, I’m not a “caller-in-er” to radio programs, so I didn’t call, but I knew immediately what I would have said if I had called in. In our office, we have a small kitchenette with …