In no particular order:
Writers become famous when they let go of their inhibitions and start writing about interesting things. Readers are interested in the things we can’t do every day; they want to read about the taboo. Look at the Giller list: not one of them is writing about being a nice person. Northrop Frye may have had something when he went on for pages about the universal human event. (This is the only time I will ever admit Frye said anything useful.)
My family runs as a democracy as long as everyone is being democratic. The minute someone becomes autocratic, I get to take over as the autocrat. No, this is not a form of dictatorship. No, you cannot impeach me, regardless of your high grades in Canadian Law class.
Raising my children would have been a whole lot easier if I knew everything I now know. I had my small niece and nephew over on the weekend; what I wouldn’t give to homeschool them. They’re both brilliant.
Students aren’t learning anything when you force them to study something they aren’t interested in. I have proof.
Holidays begin a week before the holiday begins.
One man’s insecurities is the ending of another man’s story. Thank you – you know who you are.
That “do unto others” rule is universal and timeless, and I’m not sure why we bother making a whole lot of other rules.
A germ shared is not a germ halved. You may be very dear to me, but your germs are messing with my brain and making it hard for me to think.