Category: lifestyle

Lifestyle during the ***demic: the tutor comments

Self-tutoring with a snapshot of life right now: the tutor relates. I went grocery shopping a while back. You can read my post about it here. Around noon today, I returned to the grocery store. Only able-bodied people were about.

Baking: leaven, leavener, or leavening?

Self-tutoring about baking terms: the tutor focuses on three that may all point to one meaning. I hear about baking soda or baking powder being leavening agents, or “leaveners”. My wife calls them that, as do numerous online resources. The

Baking: brownies: eggs

Self-tutoring about baking: the tutor mentions a lesson he learned. Sometimes I make brownies from scratch, sometimes from a box mix. Last night it was box – yes, Betty Crocker. I noticed, in small print, a suggestion: to make the

Lifestyle: what do white roses mean?

Self-tutoring about roses and their relation to holidays: the tutor mentions white roses. I bought three roses for my wife for Valentine’s Day. The red and yellow were planned; the white was impulse. Red means love, yellow, friendship…what about white?

Lifestyle: YouTube channels: That Chapter

Self-tutoring about true crime and mystery channels on YouTube: the tutor relates…. I believe I discovered Mike’s YouTube channel That Chapter a little over a year ago. That Chapter covers unsolved crime and disappearance. Its subscription has exploded since I’ve

Lifestyle: How much might a corkscrew cost?

Self-tutoring about life on the road: the tutor observes…. Living in a hotel, you might not realize what you don’t have because you’re away from home. Last night, I bought a bottle of wine. I didn’t have the presence of

Holidays: Christmas 2019, Nanaimo

Self-tutoring about the recent Christmas season: does it endure? We’ve all heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which run Dec 25 through Jan 5. Yet, can Christmas endure even past then? Last night, January 5th, I walked some blocks

Lifestyle: New Year’s resolutions

Self-tutoring about one of my favourite topics: the tutor begins about New Year’s 2020. As a kid I heard adults mentions New Year’s resolutions – that was in the Maritimes. Here on the West Coast, I seldom hear about them.

Fat loss: targeted?

Self-tutoring about health: the tutor wonders if selective fat loss is possible. Apparently, targeted fat loss is a naive notion. My son has been telling me so for months, and he reads about fitness constantly. Last night, in playful provocation,

Holidays: Christmas Eve, 2019

Self-tutoring about holidays: the tutor sends his greetings… Happy holidays, everyone. On Christmas Eve, I want to share some history. My mother’s parents ended up in a little town in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. For retail, the town might