Instead of giving a shout out to an awesome woman of the past for this week’s Throwback Thursday, I am actually going to share some marriage advice my fiancé and I were given recently by our friends and family here in Northern Ireland. Seems somewhat fitting as Wivestales is all about wives and it just […]

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Hello paaaarty people! Today’s Turnable Tuesday is brought to you by the letter C… for CAROLE. Not that Carol. Carole with an E. The first (and so far only) woman honoured as the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize winner for her immense contributions to popular music. Kennedy Centre Honouree. Fierce political and environmental activist. Song-writing […]

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Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you. It’s a phrase I heard many times growing up. Not only from adults, but even kids on the playground. There are obviously a lot of problems with this phrase, and words can hurt you, and can also be laughed off, but it’s […]

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This week’s edition of Turntable Tuesday is brought to you by the letter B…. for BUFFY. Not that Buffy… but please enjoy this video clip from “Once More With Feeling”, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode which is entirely irrelevant but… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8uH26GlWe Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC. Canadian singer-songwriter, artist, philanthropist & activist. (and Sesame Street […]

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I like books with a lot of action. Books where extraordinary things happen to ordinary people and the pace is breakneck, so you can’t stop flipping pages until you find out what happens next. I like suspense and adventure and wonder. You can see this pretty clearly in my last four reviews. When God Was […]

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Today’s Thursday Throwback isn’t a throwback from long ago but a very recent one. It also doesn’t point to just one woman — rather, a band of women, being bold and not taking crap from anyone. Earlier this year, the government in Pakistan passed a very progressive anti-violence act that protects women in households, making […]

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So often we focus on what we DIDN’T accomplish with our day, rather than what we DID. If you were to ask me why we do that, I couldn’t give you a straight answer. Maybe it’s because we’re a self defeatist society that likes to gripe about our problems to anyone with a good set […]

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I’m not sure if you’ve picked up on this yet, but I really love to read. I read pretty much a bit of everything, and any time someone asks me to pick a favourite book, I need them to specify according to genre because otherwise we’d be there all year. But my gateway drug to […]

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It’s Thursday! And that means another throwback to a fabulous woman of the past. I’m sure you’ve all heard of Frida Kahlo before – and if you haven’t you’ve definitely seen pictures of her and her glorious uni-brow with flowers on her head looking as if she has a secret she might just tell you. […]

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Did you know… That I have a pretty impressive repertoire of appetizer recipes up my sleeve? Meet my mother for five seconds and you’ll see why. I think maybe the thing that makes her happiest in the whole world (aside from my smiling face, of course) is feeding people. My mom loves to entertain, mostly because […]

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