Ottawa: A Plea for Bolder Flavour
It has more than a year since the bus stopped being my main means of transportation, but simply shedding my frequent-flyer pass among that crowd does not mean I have shed my proudly-earned armour, figuratively bequeathed to OC Transpo survivors. With those spoils of victory carried close to my chest, I still relate to, and defend, the daily passengers of OC Transpo - and their identity as...
Eats, Shoots & Kills a Language
One of my favourite gifts received recently is an Eats, Shoots & Leaves mini desk calendar, based on Lynne Truss’s #1 best-selling book by the same title. (We can all fast-forward through the obvious obsession in my possession that would inspire someone to purchase this for me, and simply say that I was thrilled upon unwrapping it). My love for this book, for this meticulous manual for...