I know many people think of Ottawa (when they think of Ottawa at all) as a bit of a cultural backwater. And in some ways that’s true. As a city we tend toward the stodgy. You’re more likely to see national monuments and well-groomed parks here than, say, an all-night downtown art exhibit like Nuit Blanche. Continue reading
The first question we were asked was, “How many Jews are here today?” About 7 people raised their hands. Continue reading
Good morning, readers!
Today is Sequel Day, where we go show you ”’what happened next”. Continue reading
Well, that was quite the week, wasn’t it? Here we go with another rollicking Saturday news round-up. To badly paraphrase some famous newspaper or another, we present all the news that fits.
Here on After the Kids Leave, we started with a family get-together involving people beaning themselves on low-hanging crosses and belching at inappropriate times…which raises the question, “Is there ever an appropriate time to belch during Mass?” We’re thinking probably not. Continue reading
As I write this, the rich smell of roasting haggis is gradually permeating every nook and cranny in my house. We have laid by a store of single-malt Scotch whisky, stocked up on Irn-Bru and ginger beer for the teetotallers, and bought enough Scottish meat pies to feed a small army. Oh, and shortbread. Lots of shortbread. Continue reading