“Abortion of Conceptus is Not Child Murder,” Kingston Whig-Standard, April 27, 1988.

“Ordination of Homosexuals,” Kingston Whig-Standard, June 2, 1988.

“Examining Homophobia and Heterosexism,” Kingston Whig-Standard, June 3, 1988.

“A Questionable Technology,” Kingston Whig-Standard, July 21, 1988.

“The Ethics of Reproduction,” Kingston Whig-Standard, July 22, 1988.

“Systematic Subordination of Children,” Kingston Whig-Standard, August 13, 1988.

“Why Women Must Step Beyond Limits Ordained by Patriarchy,” Kingston Whig-Standard, October 5, 1988.

“Contract Motherhood in the Yellow Pages?” Kingston Whig-Standard, October 12, 1988.

“A Candidate for Diversity on City Council,” Kingston Whig-Standard, November 10, 1988.

“Abortion: Men Obey Conscience While Women Must Obey Policy,” Kingston Whig-Standard, November 16, 1988.

“New Ways of Seeing Each Other Could Help Us Fulfil Our Lives,” Kingston Whig-Standard, January 10, 1989.
Reprinted under the title, “Great Expectations,” in The Queen’s Gazette XXI (January 30, 1989): 42.

“Perpetuating Limitations of Academic Freedom,” Kingston Whig-Standard, March 18, 1989.

“Abortion in a Macho Society and the Problem of Young Men,” Kingston Whig-Standard, March 31, 1989.

“Queen’s Teaching and Research: Complexities of Evaluation,” Kingston Whig-Standard, May 16, 1989.

“AIDS Knows No Boundaries of Age, Sex, Color or Class,” Kingston Whig-Standard, June 6, 1989.

“Defining Feminism in A Society of Systemic Discrimination,” Kingston Whig-Standard, June 12, 1989.

“Should Impregnator’s Rights Be Granted to A Rapist?” Kingston Whig-Standard, July 27, 1989.

“Remembrance of Hiroshima Must Never Be Erased,” Kingston Whig-Standard, August 5, 1989.

“What ‘No Means...’ Signs Mean,” Kingston Whig-Standard, November 16, 1989.

“Say ‘No’ to Injustice on Campus by Respecting and Valuing All Its Members,” Kingston Whig-Standard, January 19, 1990.

“Remembering Montreal,” Between the Lines, November 30, 1990.
Reprinted in Noise: Contemporary Culture and Commentary, Vancouver, December, 1991, p. 24.



Newspaper and Newsletter Articles


“A Most Unscholarly Hair Raising Episode,” Kingston Whig-Standard, January 31, 1989.

“Morality and Authority,” Kingston Whig-Standard, October 6, 1990.

“Morality and Power,” Kingston Whig-Standard, November 3, 1990.

“Morality and Schools,” Kingston Whig-Standard, December 1, 1990.

“The Little Things,” Kingston Whig-Standard, December 29, 1990.

“Life Without Television: The World Offers Us Many Other Enticements,” Kingston Whig-Standard, July 19, 1991.

“The Kids of the Kid Chosen Last for Every Team,” Kingston Whig-Standard, June 16, 1993.

“Singing to the Superdome’s Rafters,” Kingston Whig-Standard, November 27, 1995

“Choosing a Leader to Take on Mike Harris,” Kingston Whig-Standard, June 26, 1996.
Reprinted in Kingston New Democrat, Fall, (1996): 1 and 3.

“An Alarming Opening,” invited contribution to Gazette Forum on “First-Year Students, First-Year Teachers,” The Queen’s Gazette XXVII #20 (September 9, 1996): 3.

Article in response to the theme, “Writing That Changed Your Life,” The Queen’s Journal Reader edition 6, volume 124 (April 3, 1997): 8.

“Herbicides and Pesticides on Campus,” Qufacts: Queen’s University Faculty Association Newsletter 23 #5 (February, 1998): 9-10.

Article on teaching and research, ARTSCI: Newsletter from the Faculty of Arts and Science, in Queen’s Alumni Review 72 #6 (November/December, 1998): 3,

Excerpt from Chapter 2, “Role Muddles” of A Feminist I: Reflections from Academia, excerpted in “First Readings: Literary Blues,” The Globe and Mail (Saturday, October 31, 1998): D9.

“Finally, A Room To Call My Own,” Kingston Whig-Standard, Special Edition on “Kingston Stories,” May 20, 2002: 76.

“Aboriginal Students Deserve Own Admissions Policy,” Queen’s Gazette XXXIII (20), December 2, 2002: 6.

“A Chance to Make a Difference,” Queen’s Gazette XXXVI (17), November 14, 2005: 6.

“Staff and Unionization,” Queen’s Gazette XXXIX (17), November 24, 2008:  6.


“To Be a Good Teacher, Believe in Yourself,” Queen’s Gazette XL (5), March 9, 2009:  7.




Columnist, “In Other Words,” Kingston Whig-Standard


“Avoiding the Smurf Theory of ‘Women’s Issues,’” August 9, 1993.

“Grandmother’s Presence in the Cottage,” August 23, 1993.

“An Apple (and a Kind Word) Might Be a Good Idea,” September 7, 1993.

“Feminists Should Judge Campbell on Her Record,” September 20, 1993.

“Like Father, Like Daughter: Work in the 90s,” October 4, 1993.

“This Election is About Loyalty-and Memories,” October 18, 1993.

“Celebrating Sadie Hawkins Day,” November 1, 1993.

“Cloning Expresses Fear of Personal Difference,” November 15, 1993.

“Childhood-You Blink, and It’s Gone Forever,” November 29, 1993.

“The Christmas Message: To Hope and To Care,” December 13, 1993.

“Even National Divorce Can be Done Peacefully,” December 27, 1993.

“Close Look Needed at Older Women Having Babies,” January 10, 1994.

“Examining the Minefields Within Memories,” January 24, 1994.

“Precision Skating Brings Back Childhood Joys,” February 7, 1994.

“Saying Goodbye to a Whole Generation,” February 21, 1994.

“High Tuitions Keep Universities for Middle Class,” March 7, 1994.

“Digging Beneath the Surface Controversy,” March 21, 1994.

“Her Auto-Dyslexia and His Diaper Dyslexia,” April 4, 1994.

“No Generation is an Island Entire of Itself: Why Baby Boomers Don’t Have It So Easy, Either,” April 18, 1994.

“Looking Through ‘Neutrality,’” May 2, 1994.

“When Being Neutral Isn’t Natural,” May 3, 1994.

“Learning to Live With Our Backyard Wildlife,” May 16, 1994.

“Unity is Not Worth Lives of Canada’s Youth,” May 30, 1994.

“Goodbye, Leafs: Hello, Toronto Budgies,” June 13, 1994.

“Oh Canada, Our Home and Native Land,” June 27, 1994.

“An Outsider’s Look at Heterosexual Privilege,” July 11, 1994.

“An Echo of An Old English Upper Hall,” July 25, 1994.

Psst! Have You Heard the Latest About...,” August 8, 1994.

“Challenging ‘the Boys’ About Women’s Work,” August 22, 1994.

“It’s Good to Live in a City Tourists Pay to See,” September 6, 1994.

“Respect Kids and Those Who Care for Them,” September 19, 1994.

“‘Myth’ of Male Power is Fact of Life for Women,” October 3, 1994.

“Hey, Guys and Girls: Women Are Women,” October 17, 1994.

“A Brother, A Son, and Two Halloweens,” October 31, 1994.

“Queen’s Should Abandon Maclean’s Poll,” November 14, 1994.

“No Easy Answers in Latimer Killing,” November 28, 1994.

“Sandra Claus and Mary’s Newborn Girl,” December 12, 1994.

“Longing for the Snowfalls of Yesteryear,” December 26, 1994.

“How Far Are Anti-Abortionists Willing to Go?” January 9, 1995.

“Buying Human Organs Violates Dignity,” January 23, 1995.

“After All These Years, Foursome Still Fab,” February 6, 1995.

“Where Do Odd Socks Go, and Other Questions of Laundry Philosophy,” February 20, 1995.

“Camilla’s Triumph No Cause for Joy,” March 6, 1995.

“Feelings of Revenge Do Not Justify Killing People,” March 20, 1995.

“Parents Should Not Preach What They Don’t Practise or Believe,” April 3, 1995.

“Child’s Letter to Tooth Fairy Teaches Lesson About Power of Writing,” April 17, 1995.

“Can You Imagine What It Must Be Like to Live in the Prison for Women?” May 1, 1995.

“For All the Things She Taught Me, Mother Deserves the Best of Every Day,” May 8, 1995.

“Abolish Tenure? Gee, This Guy Harris Might Be On to Something,” May 15, 1995.

“What’s Important and Who Matters in Deficit Reduction Plans?” May 29, 1995.

“Provincial Election Raises Questions of Realism and Fairness,” June 5, 1995.

Homolka Case Suggests Some Women Can Choose to Be Monsters,” June 12, 1995.

“Our Social World Helps Determine the Extent of Our Disabilities,” June 26, 1995.

“Wading and Splashing in the Dog Days of Summer,” July 10, 1995.

“Before We Had Blue Boxes, Waste Just ‘Disappeared,’” July 17, 1995.

“Acupuncture Defies My Western Scepticism,” July 31, 1995.

“If Only Machines Could Answer Important Questions,” August 8, 1995.

“Karla Homolka Has a Right to Study at Queen’s,” August 21, 1995.

“The Things That Dare Not Bare Their Names,” August 28, 1995.

“‘The Scratch of a Steel Nib on Paper and Bitter-Tasting Ink,’” September 11, 1995.

“Women Have a Right to Physical Safety,” September 18, 1995.

“Motivate Educators to be Better Teachers,” September 25, 1995.

“The Rest of Canada is On Firm Ground,” October 2, 1995.

“Teamwork: Secret Behind Sweet Success of Adelines,” October 16, 1995.

“Quebec is One of the Last Un-American Frontiers,” October 30, 1995.

“Breaking Up is Hard to Do-And Dangerous For Some,” November 6, 1995.

“Universities Will Lose in Public Relations Game,” November 20, 1995.

“In Memory of Women Who Refuse to Conform,” December 4, 1995.

“Catching the New Ontario Entrepreneurial Spirit,” December 11, 1995.

“It’s a Boy-Toy, Girl-Toy Wonderland Out There,” December 18, 1995.

“Turn a Trick, Just Don’t Talk About it at Ryerson,” January 8, 1996.

“Instructor Should Re-Examine Pro-Pedophilia Views,” January 9, 1996.

“Mourning the Loss of Two Good Cartoon Friends,” January 15, 1996.

“Pondering Survival When the Power Fails in Winter,” January 29, 1996.

“Minor Hockey in Need of Major Overhaul,” February 5, 1996.

“Nationhood Argument Risky for Bouchard,” February 12, 1996.

“Remembering Nudnik: Tale of a Terrorist Tabby,” February 26, 1996.

“There Are Many Pitfalls to Early Retirement,” March 4, 1996.

“A Premier With His Own Special Interests to Defend,” March 11, 1996.

“As For Becoming a Skater, There’s Always My Next Life,” March 18, 1996.

“Stepping Out of Boots and Into Springtime,” April 1, 1996.

“Are People More Important Than a Castle?” April 8, 1996.

“Children Fell Prey To Their Parents’ Delusions,” April 22, 1996.

“Use ‘Stupid Tax Cut’ to Defeat Mike Harris,” April 29, 1996.

“Big Hair: Boffo Bouffant Bowls Over Syracuse,” May 13, 1996.

“Under the B, Beginner; the I, Inept . . . the O, $.75!,” May 21, 1996.

“It Took a Real Bat Man to Evict Our Unwanted Residents,” May 27, 1996.

“Queen’s Priorities Don’t Look Good For Women, Minorities,” June 3, 1996.

“Why Do Feminists’ Daughters Want a Barbie?” June 10, 1996.

“Should Sperm Donors Be Paid More Than Blood Donors?” June 17, 1996.

“Buying More Products Won’t Save the World,” June 24, 1996.

“Ozzie and Nemo Entertain With Feline Antics,” July 2, 1996.

“Fuzzy Thinking, Part 1: City Councillors’ Critics,” July 8, 1996.

“Fuzzy Thinking, Part 2: The Military Display’s Critics,” July 9, 1996.

“Out in a Boat, We Feel More Connected to Each Other,” July 22, 1996.

“Canada Olympic-Calibre, No Matter How Athletes Perform,” July 29, 1996.

“Why Brenda Drummond Should Not Be Prosecuted,” August 6, 1996.

“Suburban Memories of the Yummie Man,” August 13, 1996.

“Painful Illness Taught Some Valuable Lessons,” August 19, 1996.

“It Isn’t a Good Time to Be Pregnant in Canada,” August 26, 1996.

“Mixed Emotions When the Nest Begins to Empty,” September 3, 1996.

“Running a Yard Sale-At Its Own Special Pace,” September 9, 1996.

“Queen’s Orientation Teaches Wrong Kind of Values, September 16, 1996.

“Employment Equity Fights Discrimination,” September 23, 1996.

“I’ve Given Up Driving, and I Don’t Miss It At All,” September 30, 1996.

“Life Can Get Complicated in an E-Mail World,” October 7, 1996.

“Reduction in Seats Has Serious Side Effects,” October 15, 1996.

“Don’t Believe It Just Because Someone Says It’s True,” October 21, 1996.

“When the Prodigally Spending Son Returns Home,” October 28, 1996.

“No Green Thumb Here, But No Plastic Plants, Either,” November 4, 1996.

“Remembering Grandfather a Century After His Birth,” November 11, 1996.

“Maybe Tobacco Companies Should Help Fund Hospitals,” November 18, 1996.

“Grade 9: Learning the Hidden Curriculum,” November 25, 1996.

“Fast-Paced World Overlooks Value of Introversion,” December 2, 1996.

“Getting and Spending Aren’t the Purposes of Life,” December 9, 1996.

“Uncomfortable ‘Clothes Memories’ of My Youth,” December 16, 1996.

“On the Day the Sun is Made to Stand Still,” December 23, 1996.

“What Do People Need? A Little More Respect,” December 30, 1996.

“It Doesn’t Feel Right to Eat Beings that Have Faces,” January 6, 1997.

“Who Else Would We Treat Like Our Christmas Trees?” January 13, 1997.

“Do Tories Want to Turn the Public Against Teachers?” January 20, 1997.

“Sexual Abuse of Young Athletes Merits Closer Scrutiny,” January 27, 1997.

“It’s a Personal Victory When the Smoke Clears,” February 3, 1997.

“Let’s Take the Regimentation Out of Exercise,” February 10, 1997.

“An Evening Sewing Sequins on a Figure Skating Costume,” February 17, 1997.

“Fund University Education From Taxes, Not Tuition,” February 24, 1997.

“Sexism Discourages Women From Seeking Office,” March 3, 1997.

“No One Has Shown Why Cloning Is Morally Wrong,” March 10, 1997.

“Cloning Holds Risks for Women and Children,” March 11, 1997.

“Now We Need a Ban on Bad Smoking-Ban Arguments,” March 17, 1997.

“Will Gives Boomers a Chilling Sense of Mortality,” March 24, 1997.

“What’s It Mean to be a Feminist? Not What You Might Think,” March 31, 1997.

“What Do Charity Casinos and Cult Suicides Have in Common?” April 7, 1997.

“The Trill of Victory is Music to My Ears,” April 14, 1997.

“Will Sexualizing Women’s Bodies Ever End?” April 21, 1997.

“Only Well-Off Canadians Can Bank On Education,” April 28, 1997.

“Viral Strain: Shaking a Monkey Off My Disk,” May 5, 1997.

“Invoke the ‘Truth’ Test This Federal Election,” May 12, 1997.

“Fireworks Have Fizzled at Victoria Day Festivities,” May 20, 1997.

“On June 2, Vote for the Only Candidate of the Left,” May 26, 1997.

“Canada is a Nation United by its Differences,” June 9, 1997.

“Great Teachers Challenge Their Students,” June 16, 1997.

“Man’s Sexist Statement Reveals His Nostalgia,” June 23, 1997.

“Just Because People Want It Doesn’t Mean It’s Right,” July 2, 1997.

“Acceptance of Bare Flesh Depends on Place, Culture, and Era,” July 7, 1997.

“Italy: A Nation That Remains Proudly Itself,” July 14, 1997.

“Conference Sheds Light on Collective Responsibility,” July 21, 1997.

“Breast Cancer and Reproductive Choice,” July 23, 1997.

“‘For the First Time in My Life, I Saw My Father Cry,’” July 28, 1997.

“Many Canadians Can Never Go Home Again,” August 5, 1997.

“The Wonderful Teenage World of Wedgies and Wisdom,” August 11, 1997.

“Counting Myself Among the Numerically Challenged,” August 18, 1997.

“Amara Zee: A Ship to Build a Dream On,” August 25, 1997.

“Will Our Descendants Know Too Much About Us?” September 2, 1997.

“Yesterday’s Fashions Become Today’s Retro Clothes,” September 8, 1997.

“We Face Our Own Mortality Through Public Mourning,” September 15, 1997.

“High-Profile Funerals Serve Worldly Purposes,” September 22, 1997.

“Women’s Role is Still a Matter of Contention,” September 29, 1997.

“Stating the Negative: ‘We Are Not Americans,’” October 6, 1997.

“Government Clearly Does Not Respect Teachers,” October 14, 1997.

“No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk or Bakery Doughnuts,” October 20, 1997.

“There’s No Short Answer to Solving Tallness Bias,” October 27, 1997.

“Government’s Bill 160 Propaganda Untruthful,” November 3, 1997.

“In a Perfect, Post-Election Kingston World . . .” November 10, 1997.

“Latimer Had No Right to Kill His Disabled Daughter,” November 17, 1997.

“People May Not Be Responsible for Their Successes-Or Failures,” November 24, 1997.

“Communities Best Served By Council Diversity,” December 1, 1997.

“High School: Fun to Visit, But I Wouldn’t Want to Go Back,” December 8, 1997.

“We Need More Ways to Protect, and Empower, Young Women,” December 15, 1997.

“Mother of Septuplets Faces Difficult Road Ahead,” December 22, 1997.

“Look Beyond Parties For Significance of New Millennium,” December 29, 1997.

“Close Encounters With the Famous and Near-Famous,” January 5, 1998.

“Living Within the Confines of Our Language,” January 12, 1998.

“Ice Storm Devastated Kingston’s Tree Population,” January 19, 1998.

“Ice Storm May Cause Host of Psychological Problems,” January 26, 1998.

“Is President Bill Clinton a Misogynist?” January 28, 1998.

“Universities Caught in Vise of Underfunding,” February 2, 1998.

“The Great Debate: Can a Man Be a Feminist?” February 9, 1998.

“We’ll Never Know If Tucker Was Rehabilitated,” February 16, 1998.

“The Olympics: A Sporting Alternative to World War,” February 23, 1998.

“Court May Only Settle On Terms of Separation,” March 2, 1998.

“Celebrating Older Women as a Precious Resource,” March 9, 1998.

“The Personal, the Political, and Jean Charest,” March 16, 1998.

“Looking Forward to the Next 25 Years of Marriage,” March 23, 1998.

“To Cheat or Not to Cheat: That is the Moral Dilemma,” March 30, 1998.

“Working Women in a Male-Managed World,” April 6, 1998.

“And so a New Role Begins: ‘Mother of the Boyfriend,’” April 13, 1998.

“There’s No Reason Women Can’t do ‘Male” Jobs,” April 20, 1998.

“Refusing Rights to Homosexuals Boils Down to Prejudice,” April 27, 1998.

Superomnian Reflections on High School Latin,” May 4, 1998.

“The Next Time We Go Car Shopping He Can Buy a Convertible,” May 11, 1998.

“Unseen Work at Universities Enriches Our Culture,” May 19, 1998.

“Cabinet Minister Wrong to Call Childbearing a ‘Problem,’” May 24, 1998.

“Anger Over Levine’s Hiring is Understandable,” June 1, 1998.

“Day of Action an ‘Antidote to the Helplessness,’” June 8, 1998.

“Brother-Sister Relationships Shape Our Personality as Adults,” June 15, 1998.

“With My Weight Training I’ll Be a Wimp No More,” June 22, 1998.

“O Canada: You Have Mixed Record on Social Change,” June 29, 1998.

“Children’s Books Bring Back Fond Memories,” July 6, 1998.

“Warning Women Not a Sufficient Response to Threat of Rape,” July 13, 1998.

“Schools are No Place for Religious Indoctrination,” July 20, 1998.

“Let Them Eat Cake-Or Sell Their Body Parts,” July 27, 1998.

“Whether or Not They Exist, Why Would Aliens Want to Visit Us?” August 4, 1998.

“Trees Tell Us Something About Our North American Roots,” August 10, 1998.

“When Nostalgia Walked Down the Wedding Aisle,” August 17, 1998.

“Clinton’s Utilitarian Lies Don’t Fool Everyone,” August 24, 1998.

“We Can Always, All of Us, Use a Little Coaching in Life,” August 31, 1998.

“If Liberals Skip Pay Equity, I Can Skip My Car Payments,” September 8, 1998.

“Blood is a Gift to Society Most of Us Can Give,” September 14, 1998.

“Would You Let Your Daughter Work For Bill Clinton?” September 21, 1998.

“Canada Must Work For a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World,” September 30, 1998.

“Death Business Urges Us to Spend Money After Death,” October 5, 1998.

“Defining the Bottom Line in University Accountability,” October 13, 1998.

“With Courage We Can All Survive Modern Life,” October 19, 1998.

“We Should Enjoy to “Shell Out” on Halloween,” October 26, 1998.

“We’re All Potential Roadkill When Crossing Our Streets,” November 2, 1998.

“Risk-Taking Youths are Living Life to its Fullest,” November 9, 1998.

“When Children Disappear From Our City Streets,” November 16, 1998.

“There Are Perils In Teaching What We Believe,” November 23, 1998.

“A Cup of Tea, The Price of a Stamp, and a Shiny-New Red Car,” November 30, 1998.

“When Men Were Men-And Women Were Mothers,” December 7, 1998.

“This is Sure to Be Our Best Christmas Ever,” December 14, 1998.

‘Tis the Season for Comfort Food Indulgences,” December 21, 1998.

“Will the New Millennium Come in with a Bang or a Whimper?” December 28, 1998.

“For Better or Worse, Technologies Keep Advancing,” January 4, 1999.

“Wonder About the Boardroom Not the Classroom,” January 11, 1999.

“Mandatory Retirement Tramples on Rights of Seniors,” January 18, 1999.

“Childhood Dreams of the Good Life in Victorian England,” January 25, 1999.

“Class Differences Are Very Clear in Canadian Society,” February 1, 1999.

“Boning Up on the Facts About Osteoporosis,” February 8, 1999.

“Politicians Can Say, ‘The Devil Made Me Do It,’” February 15, 1999.

“Uniforms Don’t Fit for all Schools in the Province,” February 22, 1999.

“Women Must Retain Sovereignty Over Their Bodies,” March 1, 1999.

“Let’s Hope Women Can ‘Have It All’ In 21st Century,” March 8, 1999.

“White People Have Distinct Advantages In Canada,” March 15, 1999.

“Storing Onions In Pantyhose The Least of Women’s Concerns,” March 22, 1999.

“If Only Tyrell Could Have Been Persuaded by The Courts,” March 29, 1999.

“How Old is Old Enough for Human Beings?” April 5, 1999.

“The Cultural and Racial Pitfalls of Artificial Insemination,” April 12, 1999.

“What if Women Controlled the World’s Armies?” April 19, 1999.

“The English Language is Filled with Oddities,” April 26, 1999.

“The Truth About Childbirth: It’s Painful But Fulfilling,” May 3, 1999.

“The Harris Government Doth Test Too Much,” May 10, 1999.

“Strategic Voting? I’ll Stick With My Grandfather’s Party,” May 17, 1999.

“Getting a Handle on Half A Century of Living,” May 25, 1999.

“Come Spring, Hopscotch Comes to Mind, Not Hockey,” May 31, 1999.

“The Force Isn’t With Women in The Phantom Menace,” June 7, 1999.

“Universities Aren’t Prepared for Echo Boomers,” June 14, 1999.

“Queen’s Philosopher Stressed Equality of the Sexes,” June 21, 1999.

“Visible Bra Straps Show Women’s Body Confidence,” June 28, 1999.

“Presence of Workfare Raises Moral Questions,” July 5, 1999.

“First Aid Courses Can Remove Feelings of Vulnerability,” July 12, 1999.

“Convertible Days: Cruising Around With the Top Down,” July 19, 1999.

“Whites and ‘Straights’ Have No Need to Hold Pride Marches,” July 26, 1999.

“What Would You Put Into a Time Capsule?” August 3, 1999.

“Even Neo-Luddites Can’t Ignore All Advances in Technology,” August 9, 1999.

“Feminist Ideals Don’t Hinder Raising a Good Son,” August 16, 1999.

“Ingenious Critters Could Teach Lesson to Board of Education,” August 23, 1999.

“Banning Men From Women’s Studies a Thorny Issue,” August 30, 1999.

“Communing With Nature Reveals Humanity’s Inhumanity,” September 7, 1999.

“Finding Practical, Comfortable Clothes a Boomer Challenge,” September 13, 1999.

“Church-Imposed Celibacy a Burden, Barrier to Priesthood,” September 20, 1999.

“How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Conditions,” September 27, 1999.

“Baby’s Plunge Raises Troubling Questions About Family,” October 4, 1999.

“Canadians May Be Too Complacent About Their Open-Mindedness,” October 12, 1999.

“On the Lookout for Extra-Terrestrial Life Forms,” October 18, 1999.

“A Mother’s Re-Reading of Pride and Prejudice,” October 25, 1999.

“Joining Rowing Club Was a Summertime Stroke of Genius,” November 1, 1999.

“Swing To the Right Means ‘Every Man For Himself,’” November 8, 1999.

“Dear Mike: How About Tackling Corporate Squeegee Kids?” November 15, 1999.

“Silence Offers Opportunities For Reflection, Remembrance,” November 22, 1999.

“Pascal’s Wager and the Heart of Religious Belief,” November 29, 1999.

“Montreal Massacre: Horrific Act Left Legacy of Insecurity,” December 6, 1999.

“Available Census Data Would Open a Window To Our Past,” December 13, 1999.

“Job Holders are not Morally Superior to the Unemployed,” December 20, 1999.

“Nine Good Reasons Why the 1990s Were So Important,” December 28, 1999.

“Optimism Remains Most Productive Way to Face the Future,” January 5, 2000.

“Shopping is Good for Big Business-But Not For Me,” January 10, 2000.

“Insomniacs and Sound Sleepers Make Strange Bedfellows,” January 17, 2000.

“Spirit of Competition Lost When Winning Is All That Matters,” January 24, 2000.

“Misguided Funding Cuts Breed Post-Secondary Paranoia,” January 31, 2000.

“Former Test Subject Defines What it Means to be a Man,” February 7, 2000.

“Deciding Child Custody Should Be a Test of Love,” February 14, 2000.

“University Encourages Students To Hate Sin, But Love Sinners,” February 21, 2000.

“Saving Face Isn’t Just Cause for Changing One’s Mind,” February 28, 2000.

“Synchronized Skating: ‘Girl Power at its Best,’” March 6, 2000.

“Taped Interviews With Family Help Reel In Cherished Years,” March 13, 2000.

“Tories’ Competition Funding Theory Deserves Failing Grade,” March 20, 2000.

“Universities Go To Great Lengths When Wooing Customers,” March 27, 2000.

“Environmental Protection: The Rooster is Minding the Hen House,” April 3, 2000.

“Power Brokers’ Policy: Keep Talking Until the Public Believes,” April 10, 2000.

“Gender Bias an All-Too-Real Obstacle for Working Women,” April 17, 2000.

“Ontario is Eager to Cater to Needs of Recreational Killers,” April 24, 2000.

“Many Schools of Thought Offer Answers to Moral Issues,” May 1, 2000.

“Moral Quandaries Require Introspection for Understanding,” May 8, 2000.

Letterwriter’s Aim is Off in Hunting-Abortion Comparison,” May 15, 2000.

“Menopause Has Become a Booming Industry,” May 23, 2000.

“Keep the Dragons at Bay-Don’t Procrastinate,” May 29, 2000.

“‘The World is Changing’-And So Is My Perspective,” June 5, 2000.

“Factory Farms Fuelled By Society’s Appetite for Meat,” June 12, 2000.

Stockwell Day’s Homophobic Reasoning Lacks Consistency,” June 19, 2000.

“Endless Summer? Or Endless Summer Jobs?” June 26, 2000.

“Expressions of Grief Are Essential to Human Well-Being,” July 3, 2000.

“Tolerance: A Conundrum or an Essential Moral Value?” July 10, 2000.

“Welcome to the Torture Chamber Called Economy Class,” July 17, 2000.

“Enjoy Your Vacation, Teachers: It’s Time Well-Deserved,” July 24, 2000.

“Diminishing Optimism Isn’t the Stuff of Science Fiction,” July 31, 2000.

“Jock Politicians Perpetuate Myth of Male Leadership,” August 8, 2000.

“Confessions of a Harry Potter Fan: Pure Enchantment,” August 14, 2000.

“Here’s to Living a Long Life-It’s the Only One We Get,” August 21, 2000.

“Feminist Classic Helped Write the Story of Countless Lives,” August 28, 2000.

“Mothers’ Stories Reveal Tragic Consequences of Depression,” September 5, 2000.

“Daughter’s Rite of Passage Means New Beginning for Mom,” September 11, 2000.

“Confessions of a No-Longer-In-The-Closet-Dieter,” September 18, 2000.

“To Work or Stay at Home? Society Limits Mothers’ Options,” September 25, 2000.

“Offering Sound Advice on Words of Wisdom,” October 2, 2000.

“A Generation’s Sadness at the Death of Pierre Trudeau,” October 10, 2000.

“What’s In An Honorific? Proof of Society’s Hierarchy,” October 16, 2000.

“Dividend Philosophy: ‘Here’s $200 - You’re on Your Own,’” October 23, 2000.

“One Person’s Basement Treasure is Another Person’s Trash,” October 30, 2000.

“Ontario Ducks its Responsibility to its Best and Brightest,” November 6, 2000.

“Varying One’s Appearance Doesn’t Change Person Within,” November 13, 2000.

“Day and Chrétien Can’t be Trusted to Keep Their Promises,” November 20, 2000.

“Voters Will Express Free Will, With God’s Help or Not,” November 27, 2000.

“Overburdened Women Shouldn’t be Criticized for Saying ‘No,’” December 4, 2000.

“Beloved Betsy Wetsy Rekindles Memories of Christmases Past,” December 11, 2000.

“This Year, a New Take on Who’ll Be Home for Christmas,” December 18, 2000.

“Money: Can We Ever Have Enough of It?” January 3, 2001.

“Much Ado About Shakespeare and Job Training,” January 8, 2001.

“When The Chips Are Down, We’ll All Have a Cuppa,” January 15, 2001.

“No Woman Has an Obligation to Bear Children,” January 22, 2001.

“Baby Boomers Turn Blind Eye to Plight of Today’s Students,” January 29, 2001.

“True Believers are Quick to Dial Up Their ‘Hotline to God,’” February 5, 2001.

“Personal Space is Becoming the Barometer of Social Class,” February 12, 2001.

“Strategic Use of (‘Dirty’) Language Can be Empowering,” February 19, 2001.

“Insects Have the Right to Live, Even if They Bug You,” February 26, 2001.

“Work or Perk: Shouldn’t the Best Person Get the Job?” March 5, 2001.

“Accept the Truth, Even if it is Disturbing or Unpalatable,” March 12, 2001.

“Humans’ Understanding of Animals Is Far From Purrfect,” March 19, 2001.

“Law Enforcement Should be Proportional to the Crime,” March 26, 2001.

“Health Risks Facing Carnivores are Food for Thought,” April 2, 2001.

“Fence Can’t Contain Protesters’ Fear of Globalization,” April 9, 2001.

“Time Travel: Don’t Bother Booking a Seat,” April 16, 2001.

“Sincerity and Saying You’re Sorry Don’t Go Hand in Hand,” April 23, 2001.

“Euthanasia Allows People the Ultimate Autonomy,” April 30, 2001.

“This Absent-Minded Professor Won’t Forget People Who Matter,” May 7, 2001.

“Census Day 1971: Grandma Came Through When it Counted,” May 14, 2001.

“The Long and the Short of It: Being a ‘Hooder’ Is No Easy Task,” May 21, 2001.

“Should We Be Mucking Around in Gravesites?” May 28, 2001.

“Drawing the Line on Self-Medication is No Easy Task,” June 4, 2001.

“Society Should Make Betterment of Humankind Its Main Desire,” June 11, 2001.

“Perils and Pitfalls Facing a Convocation Name-Reader,” June 18, 2001.

“Schools Must Teach Values-But Not Just Any Values,” June 25, 2001.

“Driving With the Top Down Gets a Thumbs-Up From Spouse,” July 3, 2001.

“Summertime Smorgasbord Was Invented in the Nick of Time,” July 9, 2001.

“Don’t Panic: Practicality is Key to Summertime Travels,” July 16, 2001.

“Breast Self-Exam Still Valuable Method of Early Detection,” July 23, 2001.

“A Pleasant Form of Culture Shock in Canada’s Far North,” July 30, 2001.

“Car Travel Puts Environment - and Waistlines - At Risk,” August 13, 2001.

“When It’s Hard to Be Humble It’s Easy to Bumble,” August 20, 2001.

“The Human Right to Reproduce Should Stop at Cloning,” August 27, 2001.

“Bridget Jones’s Musings Prove a Worthwhile Indulgence,” September 4, 2001.

“Furry Visitor Walked Small But Carried a Big Stink,” September 10, 2001.

“Knowing the Costs of War Will Help Us Keep the Peace,” September 17, 2001.

“University Opens Window to Interesting, Unexplored Worlds,” September 24, 2001.

“Technology and Terror: A Mesmerizing Combination,” October 1, 2001.

“Sept. 11: The Worst of a Male-Dominated World on Display,” October 9, 2001.

“Faith In Rugged Individualism Takes a Hit, Thankfully,” October 15, 2001.

“Political Criticism is One Thing, Racist Speech Another,” October 22, 2001.

“The Importance of Speaking Out and Standing Up,” October 29, 2001.

“Suddenly, We Face a Crisis of Ignorance and Uncertainty,” November 5, 2001.

“From Hippie to Preppie: Some Thoughts About Thatch,” November 12, 2001.

“Growing Up in an Insular, Uniform World,” November 19, 2001.

“U.S. Policy May Explain Attacks But Doesn’t Justify Them,” November 26, 2001.

“Devil’s Advocate Has Serious Concerns About Cloning,” December 10, 2001.

“Instant Access and the Illusion of Control,” December 17, 2001.

“Reliving the Christmas of Youth is Magic, Too,” December 24, 2001.

“Strength of Character Was Mother-in-Law’s Greatest Virtue,” December 31, 2001.

“Critics of Groundbreaking Art Are More Offensive Than the Work,” January 7, 2002.

“Why Do Shortbread Cookies Make Me Feel Guilty?” January 14, 2002.

“No-Longer-Empty Nest Filled With Laundry Challenges,” January 21, 2002.

“University Sit-Ins Have Changed But the Issues Haven’t,” January 28, 2002.

“My Brief, Special Connections with Peter Gzowski,” February 4, 2002.

“When Speaking Out is the Loyal Action to Take,” February 11, 2002.

“Imagine Changing Our Lives with a Mere Keystroke,” February 18, 2002.

“All Athletic Competitions Involve Human Judgments,” February 25, 2002.

“Our Gold-Medal Women Show How Society Has Changed,” March 4, 2002.

“Taxing Working Classes for Tuitions is Not Unfair,” March 11, 2002.

“Ethical Thinking Should Pervade All Areas of Society,” March 18, 2002.

“Trip a Reminder that Even Americans Mellow Out,” March 25, 2002.

“High School Could Be an April Fool’s Paradise,” April 1, 2002.

“Workplace Law: Be Womanly, But Not Too Womanly,” April 8, 2002.

“Sometimes I Think We Deserve Extinction,” April 15, 2002.

“When Parents Want Kids Just Like Them,” April 22, 2002.

“Could a School Discriminate Based on Colour or Religion?” April 29, 2002.

“When Your Home is Getting Older But Not Any Better,” May 6, 2002.

“Fears Should Motivate Us To Take Action, Not Paralyse Us,” May 13, 2002.

“Who Says You Don’t Have a ‘Gift’ for Writing?” May 21, 2002.

“Pity Those Poor, Struggling Millionaires,” May 27, 2002.

“Here Comes the Bride and Her Supporting Cast,” June 3, 2002.

“Hound Dog, Handyman, Book Fan, Dad,” June 10, 2002.

“Responsibility for Not Smoking Starts With Smokers,” June 17, 2002.

“You Can Meet the Wildest Couples in a Back Yard,” June 24, 2002.

“How I Spent My Summer Vacations,” July 2, 2002.

“In Our Family, It Never Did Go Without Sayings,” July 8, 2002.

“If Eyeglasses are Ok, What About a Memory Drug?” July 15, 2002.

“We Don’t Sell Blood-We Shouldn’t Sell Human Parts,” July 22, 2002.

“Talking with Puzzling, Surprising Americans,” July 29, 2002.

“‘World Youth Day’? Well, Not Exactly,” August 6, 2002.

“The Top 10 Advantages of Having Small Breasts,” August 12, 2002.

“Looking for Short-Term Gain, We Ignore Long-Term Pain,” August 19, 2002.

“Revelation on Karaoke Night Brings Much Disillusionment,” August 26, 2002.

“Words of Experience for People on the Move,” September 3, 2002.

“Not Until Afternoon Did My Ordinary Day Come to an End,” September 9, 2002.

“Carrying On: The Object Formerly Known as a Purse,” September 16, 2002.

“Through the Looking Glass to the World of Globalization,” September 23, 2002.

“In War as in Bridge, a Pre-Emptive Strike Can Backfire,” September 30, 2002.

“With Smoking Ban Passed, Next Target Should Be Noise,” October 7, 2002.

“Rediscovered Treasures from Childhood,” October 15, 2002.

“To Be Denied Access Is to be Denied Power,” October 21, 2002.

“The Vegetarian Life: ‘I Don’t Miss Meat At All,’” October 28, 2002.

“‘As Long As I’m Living My Baby You’ll Be,’” November 4, 2002.

“The Sad Psychology That Makes War Possible,” November 11, 2002.

“An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Perpetual Long Weekends,” November 18, 2002.

“Bullying, From the Schoolyard to the Heights of Government,” November 25, 2002.

“Leafs-Senators Game Teaches a Lesson About Family Time,” December 2, 2002.

“A Look at Today’s English (Wicked, Isn’t It?),” December 9, 2002.

“The Intriguing Link Between How We Feel and How We Are,” December 16, 2002.

“Have a Merry Time, Whatever the Holiday Means to You,” December 23, 2002.

“Some New Year’s Resolutions for Other People,” December 30, 2002.

Zal Yanovsky: You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,” January 6, 2003.

“Christmas with the Family - and a Falling Tree,” January 13, 2003.

“No Thanks-I Don’t Want a ‘Relationship’ With My Bank,” January 20, 2003.

“The Story of Grandma’s Bed-And the Man Who Built It,” January 27, 2003.

“Our Definition of Luxury Keeps Getting More Luxurious,” February 3, 2003.

“My Future, According to Soundara’s Psychic Predictions,” February 10, 2003.

“Walking a Mile in George W. Bush’s Shoes,” February 17, 2003.

“Have a Nice Trip, Son, and Don’t Forget to Send Postcards,” February 24, 2003.

“All Women Are Different-But They Share Certain Things,” March 3, 2003.

“Liberal MP Had the Audacity to Tweak Uncle Sam’s Nose,” March 10, 2003.

“All Roads Lead to War for Bush and His Coterie,” March 17, 2003.

“Quebec Premier’s ‘Baby Bribe’ Could End Up Backfiring,” March 24, 2003.

“U.S. Seeks Unity Behind a Might-Makes-Right Patriotism,” March 31, 2003.

“A Visit to the Land of the Free, the Home of the Courteous,” April 7, 2003.

“There’s a Lot I don’t Know During this Wretched April,” April 14, 2003.

“A Traveller’s Fateful Words: ‘I’ve Never Lost My Luggage,’” April 21, 2003.

“Overcrowded Classrooms Mean Fewer Essays, More Exams,” April 28, 2003.

“Etiquette in the Age of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome,” May 5, 2003.

“Talking to Your Baby is Enriching for You and Her,” May 12, 2003.

“Worried About West Nile Virus? Look Forward to Winter,” May 20, 2003

“What’s Going on in the Brains of Teenagers?” May 26, 2003.

“My Summer Return to Inter-City Commuterdom,” June 2, 2003.

“‘Post-Abortion Syndrome’ and Women’s Right to Choose,” June 9, 2003.

“Tories’ Double Cohort Promises Will Soon Be Put to Test,” June 16, 2003.

“Collectibles Have a Value Well Beyond Their Cost,” June 23, 2003.

“What is it About Same-Sex Marriage that so Offends?” June 30, 2003.

“Wine Whine: Canada Customs Saves Us From Corruption,” July 7, 2003.

“Why Let the Voices of Self-Doubt Tear You Down?” July 14, 2003.

“Sandwiched Between a Risk-Taking Son and a Daredevil Mom,” July 21, 2003.

“We Can’t Control the Weather-But We Can Use it to Sell Products,” July 28, 2003.

“The Rolling Stones May be Ageless But I’m Not,” August 5, 2003.

“TV and E-Mail Reflect-and Feed-Our Sexual Insecurities,” August 11, 2003.

“I’m Not Worried About Meeting Jean Chrétien in Hell,” August 18, 2003.

“We’re Supposed to be Living in a Democracy-But Are We?” August 25, 2003.

Whitewater Rafting Adventure a Tad Wetter Than Expected,” September 8, 2003.

“Making a Choice Between Parties Can Be Pretty Grim,” September 15, 2003.

“Lowering Drinking Age Would Put Us on a Slippery Slope,” September 22, 2003.

“The Good and the Bad of Campaign Attack Ads,” September 29, 2003.

“Reducing Our Meat Consumption is an Attainable Goal,” October 6, 2003.

“Advice for Students: Follow Your Heart, Not the Dollar,” October 14, 2003.

“No One Has an Obligation to Give Bigots a Public Forum,” October 20, 2003.

“Feminist Ended Her Life Journey-But Was it Really Finished?” October 27, 2003.

“How I Wish People Would Stop Laying Linguistic Eggs,” November 3, 2003.

“The Candy of My Childhood: Cheap, Tasty, and Unhygienic,” November 10, 2003.

“Promise-Breaking MacKay Shows Right’s Immorality,” November 17, 2003.

“Stress Isn’t Just a Personal Issue-It’s a Political One, Too,” November 24, 2003.

“Correct English Usage Really Does Matter,” December 1, 2003.

“How to Win a Share of my Charitable Donations,” December 8, 2003.

“Why It’s Right to Remove Prayer from City Council Meetings,” December 15, 2003.

“Politics Should be Based on Respect, Justice and Compassion,” December 22, 2003.

“A Year of Separations: What Affected Me Most,” article commissioned for the year-end Companion to the Kingston Whig-Standard, December 27, 2003, pp. 1 and 6.

“No Internet, Phone or TV: That’s How to Really Relax,” December 29, 2003.

“Nothing Personal, But Sometimes I Want to Be Alone,” January 5, 2004.

“A Summer of Thoughts About Tattoos and Toe Rings,” January 12, 2004.

“Stages of Life Determined as Much by Society as Biology,” January 19, 2004.

“Ban Discriminatory Behaviour, Not Religious Symbols,” January 26, 2004.

“Extending Rights Doesn’t Make Everyone the Same,” February 2, 2004.

“The ‘Mystique’ of Breastfeeding and the Modern Woman,” February 9, 2004.

“‘Belinda’ is Learning a Lesson About Sexism in Politics,” February 16, 2004.

“Fat Isn’t the ‘New Tobacco’-High Fat Foods Are,” February 23, 2004.

“Some Sympathy for Nicotine Addicts From a Non-Smoker,” March 1, 2004.

“A Life with Everything in Balance is a Boring Life,” March 8, 2004.

“Ending Mandatory Retirement a Blow Against Discrimination,” March 15, 2004.

“If I’m Reincarnated, Maybe It Would be Nice to Return as a Cat,” March 22, 2004.

“Feel Like a Fraud? You May Be Expecting Too Much of Yourself,” March 29, 2004.

“My ‘Family Values’ Support All Kinds of Families,” April 5, 2004.

“Nowadays, More Than Just Fences Separate Neighbours,” April 12, 2004.

“Best Way to Protect Fetuses is to Protect Pregnant Women,” April 19, 2004.

“Should Universities Use Private Firm to Catch Plagiarists?” April 26, 2004.

“Plagiarism-Detection Service Separates Innocent from Guilty,” May 3, 2004.

“Boys and Girls Need the Same Thing-Dynamic Teachers,” May 10, 2004.

“The Hockey Team You’ll Cheer the Loudest is Your Child’s,” May 17, 2004.

“The Meaning of Life: A Question All of Us Should be Asking,” May 31, 2004.

“The Quest for Meaning Isn’t Found in Conquest,” June 7, 2004.

“Maybe We Should Think About Changing the Voting Age,” June 14, 2004.

“The State and Marriage: Should Government Even Be Involved?” June 21, 2004.

“Trudeau Was Right: State Should Stay Out of Nation’s Bedrooms,” June 28, 2004.

“Ladies and Men, Welcome to the Twentieth Century,” July 5, 2004.

“Minority Government Can Work-I Lived in One for Years,” July 12, 2004.

“Yoga Offers Both Solitude and Community,” July 19, 2004.

“If You’re a Workaholic It May Not Be Your Fault,” July 26, 2004.

“Away from the Hurley-Burley,” August 9, 2004.

“Family Sayings Passed Down From Generation to Generation,” August 16, 2004.

“There are Things I ‘Heart’ But Shoes Aren’t Among Them,” August 23, 2004.

“Why the Olympic Committee Can’t Allow Doping,” August 30, 2004.

“Performance Enhancement: Where Do We Draw the Line?” September 13, 2004.

“Feminists Didn’t Burn Their Bras, But Maybe They Should Have,” September 20, 2004.

“We Need Our Space—The Problem Is, There’s Less and Less of It,” September 27, 2004.

“The Etiquette of Space: Be Sensitive to the Needs of Others,” October 4, 2004.

“You Don’t Think You’re a Member of an Interest Group?” October 18, 2004.

“How I Helped Air Canada Out of Bankruptcy Protection,” October 25, 2004.

“Some Bush Supporters Are Guilty of Wilful Ignorance,” November 1, 2004.

“The Kind of Memorial Event I Want When I Die,” November 8, 2004.

“Defences of Student Misbehaviour Don’t Wash,” November 15, 2004.

“New Generation of War Resisters Eye Canada as Refuge,” November 22, 2004.

“Women’s Studies’ New Avenue of Enquiry—Studying Men,” November 29, 2004.

“On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 Women Were Murdered for Being Women,” December 6, 2004.

“Money May Not Buy Happiness, but It Can Buy Time,” December 13, 2004.

“Christmas Might Be Merrier if it Wasn’t So Gendered,” December 20, 2004.

“A Philosopher’s Way of Thinking,” January 3, 2005.

“God and the Tsunami: Tough Questions, Unclear Answers,” January 10, 2005.

“It’s Easy to Sympathize with Blameless Tsunami Victims,” January 17, 2005.

“Dialling Up Rudeness: Phone Etiquette Sure Has Changed,” January 24, 2005.

“Politicians and ‘Moral Issues’: How to Do the Right Thing,” January 31, 2005.

“What’s Innate When Socialization Begins with Diapers?” February 7, 2005.

“Valentine’s Day’s One-Dimensional Notion of Love,” February 14, 2005.

“Canadians Embrace Fairness and Equality, Not Mediocrity,” February 21, 2005.

“I Want to be a Grandmother, But I Don’t Have Time Yet,” February 28, 2005.

“The Day I Shook Hands With Prince Charles,” March 7, 2005.

“Cutbacks in Higher Education Funding Hard to Understand,” March 14, 2005.

Kingstonians Need Places to Play, Not Just Places to Watch,” March 21, 2005.

“Why I Don’t Believe in Miraculous Events,” March 28, 2005.

“Why We Have Girls Named Roberta, But Not Boys Named Sue,” April 4, 2005.

“Two Deaths That Can Teach Us About Social and Political Power,” April 11, 2005.

“Women, Motherhood, and the ‘Feminine Mystique,’” April 18, 2005.

“In a World of Unrelenting Noise, I Prefer Sound of Silence,” April 25, 2005.

“Being a Mother is a Choice I’ve Never Regretted Making,” May 2, 2005.

“Creationism Only a Myth-But It Can be a Dangerous One,” May 9, 2005.

“Midges Are Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time,” May 16, 2005.

“Awarding Morgentaler an Honorary Degree Risky But Bold,” May 30, 2005.

“Baby-Boom Women Can Choose How They Age,” June 6, 2005.

“Generosity is a Moral Virtue: It’s Wrong to Condemn It,” June 13, 2005.

“Playing the Role of a Patient Scratches Acting Itch,” June 20, 2005.

“All We Owe Despicable Homolka is to Let Her Get on With Her Life, June 27, 2005.

“We’re Ruining Planet Earth-Will Mars be Next?” July 4, 2005.

“Heal the Rifts Between Body and Mind, Thought and Feeling,” July 11, 2005.

“How a Mini-Retirement Reinvigorated a Professor,” July 18, 2005.

“Save Some Compassion for the Victims of Bombing in Iraq,” July 25, 2005.

“Maybe It’s Time for a ‘Meat Eaters Anonymous,’” August 2, 2005

“Dr. Dawson Was a Most Unusual Teacher for Her Times,” August 8, 2005.

“Either the Catholic Hierarchy-or God ‘Himself’-Is Sexist,” August 15, 2005.

Michaëlle Jean Can Be a Powerful Role Model for Young Women,” August 22, 2005.

“Geography as Destiny: You Are Where You Live,” August 29, 2005.

“‘Helicopter Parents’ Hover Over Their Adult Children’s Lives,” September 6, 2005.

“With the Retreat of Summer Comes a Fall Into Discontent,” September 12, 2005.

“To Avoid More Katrinas, Americans Must Change Their Values,” September 19, 2005.

“Men Go Quickly, Women Go Crazy: Let’s Talk Potty Politics,” September 26, 2005.

“Why is Queen’s Homecoming Party Uniquely Chaotic?” September 28, 2005.

“Homecoming: Blame Binge Disrespect, Not Binge Drinking,” October 17, 2005.

“Beautiful Venice Does So Many Things Right,” October 24, 2005.

“A Mother’s Fear and a Daughter’s Resourcefulness,” October 31, 2005.

“Fashionable Feminists and the ‘Slut Culture,’” November 7, 2005.

“I Love Computers, But I’m a Cellphone Skeptic,” November 14, 2005.

“I’ve Never Been One to Worry About Household Dirt,” November 21, 2005.

“A Winter Election Isn’t So Bad, At Least for the Voters,” November 28, 2005.

“Let’s Either Change Christmas or Stop Complaining About It,” December 5, 2005.

“Why Canada Shouldn’t Take the Road of Privatized Health Care,” December 12, 2005.

“Whether or Not You See the Movie, Read the Books,” December 19, 2005.

“Read Narnia Books for Enjoyment, Not Their Religious Content,” December 26, 2005.

“Older, and Happy About It,” January 3, 2006.

“Why It’s Important to Make Resolutions and Changes,” January 9, 2006.

“Women’s Sexuality, Procreative Abilities Aren’t Disposable,” January 16, 2006.

“Remarkable Election Outcomes,” January 25, 2006.

“Aunt Mary’s Grandchildren are a Fitting Tribute to Her,” January 30, 2006.

“Queen’s Should Accept Responsibility for Unintended Result,” February 6, 2006.

“We Believe, But Deep Down We Know We Might Be Wrong,” February 13, 2006.

“Vancouver Kingsway Didn’t Get the Emerson It Voted For,” February 20, 2006.

“My Lifelong Love Affair With Libraries and Books,” February 27, 2006.

“The Games People Play: Why Women’s Sports Get Short Shrift,” March 6, 2006.

“Beer and Popcorn Will Be All Some Parents Can Afford,” March 13, 2006.

“The Real Adam Story: All of Us Originated in Africa,” March 20, 2006.

“Why the Critics Are Right to Question Canada’s Seal Hunt,” March 27, 2006.

“If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be … Wait, Where Am I?” April 3, 2006.

“The Groundless Fears of Those Who Have Power,” April 10, 2006.

“Revving Up Debate Over the Power of the Family Car,” April 17, 2006.

“Why Society’s Focus on Breast Cancer May be Unhealthy,” April 24, 2006.

“My Role Reversal: Seeing the Classroom as a Student Again,” May 1, 2006.

“High Self-Esteem is Fine, As Long As You’ve Earned It,” May 8, 2006.

“We Have Seen the Environmental Enemy, and It Is Us,” May 15, 2006.

“Reinforcing the Case for Potty Parity,” May 23, 2006.

“Sports Commentary is Great, Especially with the Sound Off,” May 29, 2006.

“Why We’ll See Another Riot on Aberdeen Street This Fall,” June 5, 2006.

“How to Rationalize Excess? Let Me Count the Ways,” June 12, 2006.

“Imagine Playing Judas in God’s Scheme for Humanity,” June 19, 2006.

“Setting Goals a Modest Exercise, But It Can Lead to Miracles,” June 26, 2006.

“Why Capitalism Is Ruining the Business of Being an Adult,” July 4, 2006.

“Has Bob Rae Changed His Mind, or Compromised His Principles?” July 10, 2006.

“Why the Lives of Today’s Working Mothers Are Hard,” July 17, 2006.

“Is the Final Chapter of Our Books Culture Being Written?” July 24, 2006.

“Getting Burned: Our Love-Hate Relationship with the Sun,” July 31, 2006.

“We Still Fight Wars, and I am Angry,” August 8, 2006.

“The Intense, Solitary, and Fulfilling Art of Writing,” August 14, 2006.

“Oh, Joy—For the Next 10 Months, I’ll Get to Cook Again,” August 21, 2006.

“Getting Used to a New Home—One Page at a Time,” August 28, 2006.

“Working Women Held Hostage by Lack of Sunday Shopping,” September 6, 2006.

“Universities’ Withdrawal from Survey Too Little, Too Late,” September 11, 2006.

“Why I Won’t Be Going to See the Rolling Stones’ Big Bang,” September 18, 2006.

“Males, Gun Violence and the Shooting at Dawson College,” September 25, 2006.

“When It Comes to Coins, the Times They Are a Changin,’” October 2, 2006.

“Excellence or Ego: Should Girls Play on Boys’ Teams?” October 12, 2006.

“Why Letting Our Children Be Tiny Tyrants Is Bad for Them,” October 16, 2006.

“Once We Accept War in Some Cases, Where Do We Draw the Line?” October 23, 2006.

“A Graveyard Tells Sad and Stark Stories About the Past,” October 30, 2006.

“Maybe It’s Not the Overstuffed Ducks That Are Dumb,” November 8, 2006.

“Best Future for Conjoined Twins May be Staying Together,” November 13, 2006.

“I Am White, And That Means I am Also Privileged,” November 20, 2006.

“Some Advice for the Young Me, from the Older Me,” November 27, 2006.

“The Brave New World of Womb Transplants,” December 1, 2006.

“Experimenting with ‘Body Tricks’ is Fun, if Undignified,” December 11, 2006.

“Thank You, Readers, for Being an Intelligent and Lively Audience,” December 18, 2006.



Monthly Column, “It’s All Academic,” University Affairs


“Where’s the Debate?” October 2008, p. 41.

“Faculty Hiring,” November 2008, p. 39.

“Me and the Millennials,” December 2008, p. 36.       

“Feeling Guilty About Staying Put,” January 2009, p. 38.

“Lefty Profs,” February 2009, p. 42.

“Watch Your Tongue,” March 2009, p. 44.

“Double Standards,” April 2009, p. 37.

“Holier Than Thou,” May 2009, p. 38.

“Becoming Better Teachers,” June-July 2009, p. 39.

“The Urge to Know,” August-September 2009, p. 34.

“To Opine, or Not,” September 2009, p. 40.

“Values for the Times,” November 2009, p. 50.

“A Good Life,” December 2009, p. 32.

“Stuck in the Status Quo,” January 2010, p. 30.

“Intangible Rewards,” March, 2010, p. 45.

“Professorial Stereotypes,” May, 2010, p. 38.

“Say Something Nice,” August, 2010, p. 35.

“The Non-Tech Classroom:  A Place to Talk, to Write, to Listen,” November, 2010, p. 42.

“This is Your Conscience Speaking:  Moral Choices in Peer Review,” January, 2011, p. 46.

“Academic Conferences:  Hate ‘em or Love ‘em,” March, 2011, p. 40.

“University for the Masses May be Oversold,” May, 2011, p. 40.

“False Identity Syndrome:  The Kids Go to University, Not the Parents,” August/September, 2011, p. 42.





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