Friday, May 18, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
A number of years ago, I abruptly left my great job as a television news anchor after having my first child. People were stunned. "How could you leave such a fantastic job", they asked me? I really didn't have an answer, except to say that, like so many other mothers in the animal kingdom, I just couldn't leave my baby. At the time, that seemed such a lame excuse, really, since most of my human colleagues, also moms, had no trouble slipping out to work every day. None of us needed the money, although all of us wanted the money, plus the many other perks that came with our fabulous jobs.
I promised myself that I would go back to my career the next year. But the next year turned into another year, and eventually another year turned into another son, and I never did go back to work.
"When you get older, you'll never say, 'I wish I spent less time with the kids", my wise mother had advised me when I struggled with my decision. Boy, was she right. Looking at the decade old picture above, I can see now that I really followed my heart back then. I had actually left nothing behind by leaving my job after all. The picture says it all doesn't it? Talk about the cat that swallowed the canary!
Thursday, February 1, 2007
I met Bill Clinton at an event in Toronto a few years ago where he gave such an inspiring speech, he had all the guests in the palm of his hand. Most charismatic guy I've met, with Pierre Trudeau coming in a close second. I sat at Clinton's table for dinner that night, and he talked passionately about the environment, and terrorism. No small talk for him, absolutely brilliant, and very well behaved, I might add.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The trademark hairstyle hasn’t changed. His or mine! Dug up an old picture of me and the Donald. It’s so old that the Donald was still with Ivana when this photo was taken. I remember thinking he was very charming at the time.
Finally, I figured out how to do a blog, with a little help, okay, a lot of help. Thanks Milton. On this site you will see a link to Sleeping Children, a wonderful charity started by The Dryden Family of Ontario (Ken Dryden's parents). 100% of the donation money goes directly to needy kids, that's what really got my attention.