Vinaigrettes
Like any reputable Goddess, Mar Sulaika muses about her observations of the world at large.

A Goddess, however, doesn't use the simple word vignette to describe a brief, evocative account or episode. No, of course not.

A 'Vinaigrette', however, is not only a dressing of oil and vinegar but, historically, a small, ornamental bottle for holding smelling salts...and...you may just need them....

In TV Cable Land: Male Testosterone Rules

“Men are better at this than women aren’t they?” Yes,” said Raj.

Southport: The Air Force Base and Paulette

Ya gotta love the l960s. I Love Lucy after school. Basketball practice after supper. Gangs of 13-year old girls picking up one and then the other girlfriend and then the third or fourth to roam the airforce base of eight streets (we thought it was gargantuan)…

The New Moon in Our Newness of the Covid-Ocracy

To me the cosmological sense is that life, love, nature and reality all have second chances, with this meeting once a month, face to face in the same place when the Sun and the Moon meet.

Apartment Managers: Canada’s Answer to Mussolini

It’s an old saw that we don’t learn from history, but the repetition of bad behaviour in the extreme during a world pandemic is unconscionable by those in power of anything.

The Trudester Does COVID

I went to see my mother at Haro Park Center where she has lived the last 4 years, and where she survived the Covid pandemic that hit Vancouver in March 2020. It had only been a week but seeing her come towards me took my breath away. She appeared more…

The Ghost on The Lady Ghislaine

August 9, 2020 Pipits and wagtails and maybe a song sparrow or two, breakfast from my very old bird feeder in my terrace garden around 5:30 in the mornings. It delights me to see them beak down, as they pick up, then thrust their heads up. Sometimes out…

Musing… Real Life In Real Estate

May 5, 2019 My best friend, Mark in London, and his wife are selling their house now that the kids are setting off for college. It’s that empty-nesting-downsizing thing. With the overemphasis on hurry-up-and-click-bait your life to death with techno…

A Memory A Day: TRUDY AT THE OSCARS

Remember back in the l970s’s the Orgasm-Atron in the movie, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask? A character would walk into what looked like a space-age telephone booth. After a few minutes of twirling around inside he would…

A Memory A Day: MEDITERRANEAN WINNIPEG

When I drink tea from a particular porcelain cup of my mother’s which I have known all my life, I am transported to another world. Where the Crinoline Lady in blue and yellow holds a basket of flowers I imagined as a kid, a whole garden of such ladies…

Musing… ABELARD & THE COCOBOLO

“…The truths of our hearts and memories never finish running their risks,” wrote Peter Abelard to his love, Heloise in the 1100s. I look down from that flash card clipped to the lampshade on my desk as my eyes catch sight of a dusty wood carved turtle.