True North Strong and Cold

I recently spent 18 days in southern Spain. Daily highs were around 18°C. Evenings were a bit cooler. Keep in mind that in the summer, daily highs hit 40°C. One afternoon I entered a restaurant to make an evening reservation. I knew that the owner’s English skills were almost nonexistent, but I caught on to… Continue reading True North Strong and Cold

Sense of Humour

We have fewer human interactions than we did years ago. This is due to technologies such as ATM’s, self-serve check-outs, computer shopping, etc; however, we still have lots of opportunities to chat with strangers. For me anyway, it is always a pleasure to converse with a stranger who is willing to exercise his/her sense of… Continue reading Sense of Humour

Official Bilingualism

New Brunswick is a bilingual province; in fact, we are the only officially bilingual province in Canada. We have been so for fifty years. The majority of our population is English speaking. About 32% is French. The majority of those who are French speaking live in the north of the province. Only about 2% of… Continue reading Official Bilingualism