A Little Honesty Would Have Been Nice


A Bug's Life: A Look at Nature, the Great Outdoors, and a Boy's Place Amidst it All.

“Ooh, look at this, Joey!” I sunk down onto the prickly gravel of our driveway and pointed to a giant winged ant. I followed it with my finger as it made its way through the winding cemented terrain, bumping and jostling tiny rocks in its path. Joey turned to look, torn for a moment from his daily task of beating our fence with a stick. “What is it?” he asked, his curiosity piqued. “Come look!” I motioned with my hand, inviting him to where I knelt on the hard concrete. Dropping the stick, he sped over and bent at the waist, peering down at the ant as it hobbled along....more

8 Things Later-in-Life Lesbians Want You to Know

At an event earlier this year, I met two women who, as it turned out, were not only business partners but also life partners. They left their marriages and grown children in their 50s and have been together ever since. My curiosity piqued, I’m afraid I monopolized their time with my many questions. As someone who writes about midlife reinventions on my site, Next Act for Women, I am always on the lookout for women who have made major life changes, whether personal or professional, later in life. This certainly qualified. ...more

A bunch of little liars

I once read about a Mother who was tired of her sons' lies. So, she told them that she was going to lie to them as much as they lied to her. For two days, she lied to them. She lied about plans to take them to the park, what was for dinner, that they could go out for ice cream, that she would get them that new game they wanted. Everything she said was a lie, and by the second day, her sons asked her to stop....more

Celebrate, eh??

Happy Canada Day!!...more

You gotta stick with your lie

My son is not a good bluffer. Every time we play UNO, he lets out shouts of  "yes!" and "you guys are going down!" in reaction to the cards that he is dealt. And when I do catch him in a lie, he has at least a dozen little fidgety facial ticks and moves that gives him away....more

The Truth About Lying

In conversations with women, lying comes up a lot. I find that often times people are let down in relationships through lying and deceit. This is just the way things happen, but it doesn’t need to be the way you carry yourself.As men, we don’t have to compromise ourselves to live the lives we want to. We can get whatever it is that we want by being totally real with ourselves and others.There are two major problems with lying to others:1.)  If you have to lie to others, you are saying to yourself that the truth is not good enough....more

When Crafts Go Wrong: How I Made an Accidental Egg Cosy

It's slightly later than planned, but as promised here is my post about when crafts go wrong....more

Be Honest (Week 4)

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” William Shakespeare All’s Well That End Well This post is not about how we interact with others but how we interact with ourselves. Honesty, like love, starts with self. It sets the foundation of who we are....more

The Four "C"'s to a Happier Marriage

There are four things in a marriage that need to be on track in order to have a happy marriage. Okay, there are more than four, but there are four BIG things that, when in order, can change the entire mood of your relationship. (Luckily, I was able to think of synonyms that all started with c's!)...more