THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: CAN DISABILITY PARENTS HAVE A SEX LIFE?

There’s something about caring for a child with disabilities that takes the “red” out of “hot” in the marital bed.  The arrival of a baby, healthy or not, can often put a damper on sex in the city.  I remember comparing notes with other young Mums when my kids were brand new – so much ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: CAN DISABILITY PARENTS HAVE A SEX LIFE?

There’s something about caring for a child with disabilities that takes the “red” out of “hot” in the marital bed.  The arrival of a baby, healthy or not, can often put a damper on sex in the city.  I remember comparing notes with other young Mums when my kids were brand new – so much ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: A romance for the ages

It began simply. He was out on his morning rampage when he crashed through the front gates of SeaWorld. She was doing the 10 am show, trying to keep her spirits up while simultaneously pleasing her human masters and keeping … Continue reading →

The Scott Ross: A Devil Of A Valentine

On the face of it Saint Valentine is a pretty odd fellow, after all how many saints have days promoting procreation named after them? There really is only one other figure who shares such a dichotomy, who like St.Valentine had one of the most holiest of titles yet himself was the most profane. He too ...

The Canadian Progressive: S.E.C.R.E.T: Canada’s Answer to Fifty Shades of Grey

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 6, 2013: Last year, a still-unpublished erotic Canadian novel created quite a stir at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair.  The Toronto Star speculated that the novel,  written under the pseudonym L. Marie Adeline, was Canada’s answer to British author E.L James’ blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. That the writer was broadcast journalist, author and co-host ...

knitnut.net: Ask Me Anything #4: Romance, Part II

This is the second part of my response to Patti about romance. Part I is here. My love life wasn’t always a bed of roses. Most of what I know about romantic relationships, I learned the hard way, by making lots of mistakes. (I think you can learn a lot from studying your mistakes, especially ...

knitnut.net: Ask Me Anything #3: Romance, Part I

Patti asks: “I would like to read your thoughts about romantic relationships. What has life taught you about them? What makes for a good relationship or a bad one for you? should a good one still take work, sometimes hard work?” Such a timely question, Patti, because today is GC’s and my 50th anniversary! Fifty ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadians OK with office romance: Survey

A survey by the Randstad’s Global Workmonitor found that seven out of ten employees (59%) indicate a romantic relationships between co-worker are common in Canada. And two thirds (66%) approve. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Where else to turn to for love and comfort than someone you already know? After all, an office or company is a community where you ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Today is our Earth Festival and the 2nd Annual Leap in the Lake For Climate Action. While I’m busy with those activities, here’s something to enjoy: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdam at the 2005 MTV Awards, where their performance in The Notebook won them the “Best Kiss” award. Did I mention that the attractive Mr. ...