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The Deliberate Luxury of Dinner Out

Jun 14, 2024 | Bethany Lee

As food prices in Canada dramatically rise, the simple act of going out for dinner seems to be an indulgence fewer and fewer can enjoy.

The Long Goodbye

Mar 16, 2024 | Bethany Lee

As elderly parents enter the final season of their life, adult children face the challenges of caring for them, and preparing to say goodbye.

Some Secrets are Best Kept

Nov 27, 2023 | Bethany Lee

An accidental discovery teaches an important life lesson, that knowing too much can spoil all the fun.

By the Dawn’s Early Light

Sep 8, 2023 | Bethany Lee

The familiar sounds of home are a comforting routine that tells us all is right in the world – sounds you hope you can listen to forever.

A Perfectly Cluttered Tool Bench

Jun 16, 2023 | Bethany Lee

Writer Bethany Lee muses on her father’s carefully organized chaos in the garage as her young son begins to explore his grandfather’s tools.

The Call of the Open Road

Mar 20, 2023 | Bethany Lee

When the call of the road beckons, it’s time to plot a course for new adventures, towns and cities.

Arrival of the Aunties

Nov 20, 2022 | Bethany Lee

For many of us, as the daylight grows shorter and shorter, it’s a time to gather with friends and family.

How Will Our Kids Align Their Stars?

Sep 20, 2022 | Bethany Lee

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s such a familiar question. We throw it out to the littlest of our littles, as early as age three or four, once their interests start to sparkle.

The Summer I Went Swimming

Jun 24, 2022 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues

“I don’t know how to swim,” I said quietly.

Treasures Worth Saving

Mar 29, 2022 | Bethany Lee

I looked out the window and pondered my own answer to the question I’d asked.

Call Me!

Nov 29, 2021 | Bethany Lee

So many old phone numbers came rushing back to me when I was doing some cleaning recently and found a tiny leather address book.

A Time for Listening

Sep 24, 2021 | Bethany Lee

Covid has forced us to work in new ways amid absurd family pressures. But coincident with the pandemic, we have been also confronting broader issues.