Idiomatic Origins


Issue: 2020-01-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

Our friend Bob is one of those congenial sorts, with a gentle demeanour. He would open a door for you, if that’s what was needed, or offer a handshake or a smile. He’s no pushover, mind you, and he has solid convictions. Read more



Issue: 2019-12-23, PHOTO: Pixabay

Truth be told, I had always thought that “Auld Lang Syne” was some saintly old soul and it was just this year that I realized and appreciated, for the first time, the depth of meaning beneath these lyrics. Read more



Issue: 2019-12-04, PHOTO: Pixabay

They’re ookey and they’re spooky …  and perhaps one of the ookiest and spookiest of the household was Thing T. Thing, the disembodied hand affectionately known as “Thing” on The Addams Family. Read more



Issue: 2019-11-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Send in the … elephants. I can’t help it; as a little girl I disliked clowns. And I didn’t trust them. What child doesn’t love a clown? I think it had something to do with their makeup and that I really couldn’t “read” them. Read more



Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

SOS. Many of us know (or think we know) what these familiar letters stand for. We may have even sent out an SOS, a time or two, when life or limb warranted it. Some (myself included) think that the trio means “save our souls.” Others say it means “s Read more

Yukon Lifestyle


Issue: 2019-10-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

I had cataract surgery; you know, where they pop out your lens and pop in a new and improved one. Out with the old, in with the new and all in a matter of minutes. Read more