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Rose Simpson
Humorist, broadcaster, writer for hire.
Humorist, broadcaster, writer for hire.
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Sasha Fierce and Mama Rose
Two years ago, her parents entrusted me with her care. Next week, I will hand her back to them, and she will enter the big, bad world of daycare. I'm sad. I can't lie. But it's time. Alas, she remains untoilet-trained, and continues to speak a combination o...
Sasha Fierce and Mama Rose
Sasha Fierce and Mama Rose
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Ashley's Ghost
Like most women of a certain age, I live with ghosts. Ghosts of dear friends, ghosts of favorite pets, ghosts of dear departed family members. When I'm at the lake, I visit with them often. I see Finnigan catching a Kong in the lake, and Gordie taking his l...
Ashley's Ghost
Ashley's Ghost
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A Viking Send Off
Embed from Getty Images Scott and I were sitting around a couple of nights ago planning our funerals -- as one does on a beautiful summer night. Actually, we were in a money management meeting in the backyard, eating tapas and drinking. We have those now an...
A Viking Send Off
A Viking Send Off
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Fear of Flying
Renee (second row, third from left), Rose (front second from left).  When you meet someone from your past, a curious thing happens --they set "fresh eyes" on you. My friend Renee hadn't seen me in nearly 45 years when I took her to the lake. In high school,...
Fear of Flying
Fear of Flying
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Farm girl meets cottage
I was raised on a farm, so you might expect that I was a rumbly tumbly little girl who spent her summer holidays working for my Grandpa Loyal and helping with the chores. Indeed, most of my classmates at Woodland Public School spent their summers picking fu...
Farm girl meets cottage
Farm girl meets cottage
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Friendship
Of course, all my friends are not dead. I still know a few stragglers out there who narrowly escaped the Grim Reaper by smartening up, and turning down the music. They put down the booze and the smokes and embraced kale, hobby farming, or opted for long run...
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Friendship
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Lost
At four in the morning, the alarm goes off and I hear the announcer on CBC Radio drone on as usual,  something about the orange clown south of the border.  I slap the radio like it's some sort of pesky mosquito, in hopes of getting a few more seconds of pea...
Lost
Lost
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Ashley Simpson: April is the cruelist month
The coming of the cold winds of April is a bittersweet time for me. Two years ago in April, we welcomed our second granddaughter, a little nugget who has changed my life for the better. But it is also the month, two years ago, when my cousin Ashley Simpson ...
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Farewell to the Big Woof
For lazy dog owners in Canada, spring signals the backyard cleanup season, that time when people everywhere spend a few hours scooping up the leftovers from their pets. When you have a big dog, this job is particularly nasty. Our Finnigan was a championship...
Farewell to the Big Woof
Farewell to the Big Woof
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Happy birthday Vera!
I will be celebrating my mother's 93rd birthday today, outside in the back garden, watching the weirdos walk down St. Laurent Boulevard. We're having a barbeque in her honour, steak with all the fixins, washed down by a couple glasses of French wine. If she...
Happy birthday Vera!
Happy birthday Vera!
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