I am a former teacher, lawyer, and, until my full retirement in 2011, a judge of the Ontario criminal courts. I live in Toronto with my husband and our cat. I also spend much time in my home province of British Columbia. This blog started as the beginning of what I hoped would be a new career as a writer.

I dedicate this blog to my children, grandchildren, and the other young people with whom I am close. They continue to teach me more than they can ever know. Perhaps by reflecting on my experience and observations as a late pre-boomer, there will be something of interest to them. As for us late pre-boomers and boomers, “watering our dendrites” is the name of the game. Hopefully, this blog may add to that goal, and maybe provoke a laugh, or stimulate some discussion, along the way.

That I began my writing with a blog is due to my friend Bob Dann. More than eighteen months before I started, he suggested I write a blog. I didn’t even know what a blog was, let alone how to put one together. Bob is an eternal optimist, with the amazing ability to see and promote the potential in everyone he knows. I am grateful for his continuing support. Thanks also to Lori Myers for editorial support and her technical expertise in the use of WordPress.