I got out of a lopsided friendship more than a year ago. She would call me after 10 and then talk for hours, despite the fact I asked her not to on more than one occasion because I liked to be in bed by 11. She would do most of the talking and it would be hard to get a word in edgewise, much less disengage from the… » 12/13/14 3:41pm Saturday 3:41pm

My parents spend their winters in South Texas. They have volunteered at a school down there that was so poor it couldn't afford qualified teachers. The kids get recess once a week, because there is not enough staff to supervise them on a daily basis. This one day a week recess still consists of the kids sitting… » 12/11/14 10:08pm 12/11/14 10:08pm

Swastikas are rather simple geometric designs, (two perpendicular lines with other lines forming right angles off the ends of the lines) and as such were historically a common design element across the world. I have seen examples of them on artifacts from Ancient Cypress, Chinese Buddhas, Native American baskets,… » 12/09/14 7:08pm 12/09/14 7:08pm

Mr. Ivriniel and I don't share political views. According to a recent Toronto Star test, I belong to the Social Democratic Left, while he belongs to the Heritage Right. I can live with it. He's much more of a centrist than the Conservative Party here and is appalled by the current government's attitude towards… » 12/08/14 7:34am 12/08/14 7:34am