9 articles Articles posted in Friends

Reflections on a public life. 25 Years Later – I finally figured it out!

Reflections on a public life. 25 Years Later – I finally figured it out!

The Ghomeshi affair had been jogging my brain. It was an interesting read – but what did it have to do with me? Nothing – or so I thought.

Continue reading →

A fabulous Canadian success story – and the lady who made it happen!

A fabulous Canadian success story – and the lady who made it happen!

Esther and I met over 50 years ago…BeforeBirthControl pills. Back then, Jewish girls had limited options. Getting us married was the first priority of our parents

Continue reading →

A Day at the Races – no politics – just some fun

A Day at the Races – no politics – just some fun

I’ll bet lots of you are familiar with gambling… and horse racing. Well, we aren’t. Sure we’ve been to Las Vegas where I glued myself to the 25 cent slot machines. I’m too cheap to contemplate losing more than $20 a session in the casino so I figured I would have more fun and could hang out longer if I bet less.

Continue reading →

In praise of the ladies who golf … and lunch

In praise of the ladies who golf … and lunch

I need a break from the politics! As you all know, I am volunteering for Willowdale MP CS Leung who is a part of the Harper team. So far, so good – things look great!

Continue reading →

The Last Three Years – Priceless! And the arrival of the big 70!

The Last Three Years – Priceless! And the arrival of the big 70!

Happy Chanukah! Merry Christmas! Three interesting years just flew by – so it’s time to share and time to review.

Continue reading →

The Mayoralty Race…….. and The Rebbe

The Mayoralty Race…….. and The Rebbe

Why can’t women refer to their male friends as boyfriends in the same way we call our female friends girlfriends?  Well, I can – and despite the goofy looks or chuckles that come my way when I talk about my “boyfriends” and our 7:00 a.m. breakfasts at United every Saturday, I shall continue on about the fun we have. This morning the conversation was about Chow and Ford and the Mayoralty race.  “Chow is going …

Continue reading →

I Think I Have Gotten Older – Is It Possible?

I Think I Have Gotten Older – Is It Possible?

I have always been 16 years old…in my head. So no matter what my body was doing, I was 16. And I would often laugh when I told friends and business associates that despite what they had heard or read about me, I was still only 16.

Continue reading →

In memory of my friend Ruthie…

In memory of my friend Ruthie…

My friend Ruthie died this week. She was a mother, a grandmother, a loyal friend, a professional bridge player and one of the kindest people I have known.

Continue reading →

Volunteerism, Men and Golf! These are a few of my favourite things!

Volunteerism, Men and Golf!  These are a few of my favourite things!

It is time to give men credit for being more than breadwinners and sex objects. I have been lucky throughout my thirty year volunteer career to work with some very special guys – and today is the day I am going to talk about these committed volunteers…who also happen to be men.

Continue reading →