Tips for Avoiding Celebrities

Welcome back!
Autumn has finally arrived - my favorite time of the year! Maybe it has to do with the crisp weather (a bit crisper than I would ideally want so far); the trees changing colors (which my two teenaged sons are looking forward to raking....not!), and the ramping up of highly partisan vicious politics, which takes no prisoners. 

Speaking of the tone of our politics today, it brings to mind one of my favorite lines: "If you don't have anything nice to say, make sure you speak clearly into the microphone." 

Every once in a while we are handed a juicy story which just begs for a little jab. Check out my op-ed piece for the Ottawa Citizen today: Tips for avoiding celebrities

Until next time.... enjoy the season!


  1. I like your "Tips for Avoiding Celebrities" submission. Personally, when I saw the photo of Kiefer's "holding" his grandfather's hand at the unveiling, I had two thought: "Very cool," and "Wow, he went all the way to Saskatchewan for the unveiling?" Lea Vivot comes across as a self-absorbed, self-important jerk. I think she SHOULD take her sculpture away and SHOULD return the $30,000. Ridiculous. She can put it in her front yard.

  2. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. I had the same thought when I read the original article. Thanks for the wonderful tongue-in-cheek comments. And, a note to Ms. Vivot: celebrity or not, Kiefer is Tommy's grandson for heaven's sake!