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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Netflix is making zombies of us all. Words by Richard Waterhouse Every morning across this plagued city of ours, they stumble aimlessly out from the doorways of their suburban dwellings. Sorrowful…

Lessons in Lurve

Lessons in Lurve

Some time-tested Valentine’s Day advice. Words by Richard Waterhouse There are those who dismiss Valentine’s Day as an empty exercise in ritual sentimentality and an avaricious marketing ploy cooked up by…

MississaugaLife Classic: Happy (bleep)ing New Year!

MississaugaLife Classic: Happy (bleep)ing New Year!

Wherein the writer is incorrigible, yet open to change. Words by Gary Pearson Every year people ask me if I’ve got any New Year’s resolutions. They say it very pointedly, like…

A Novel Noël

A Novel Noël

Gary’s good book gift guide! Words by Gary Pearson “Christmas has become too commercial!” people yell as they climb over each other to get their kid that must-have, rare, and…

Coop d’État

Coop d’État

Counting your votes… and your chickens. Words by Gary Pearson You probably heard they want you to vote again. Come on, you can do it. This time it’s a municipal election,…

Spousal Connection

Spousal Connection

Time without kids prompts the question: Who are you again? Words by Gary Pearson Are there fewer kids in your house this summer? Maybe they have overnight camps for a week…

The Not-So-Great Outdoors

The Not-So-Great Outdoors

Snakes… why’d it have to be snakes? Words by Gary Pearson After that horrible winter, everyone is primed for summer. Like you, I want to get outside and enjoy it, except I…

To Boldly Go…

To Boldly Go…

A shopping guide in the true spirit of the season. Words by Gary Pearson Illustration by Frank Bailey We all know it. The commercialism of Christmas is out of control.…

Back to School

Back to School

Or, I hereby hand my kids over to society to raise. Words by Gary Pearson Forget January 1—the real new year starts in September when the kids go back to…

Pool Rules!

Pool Rules!

A handy etiquette guide for the summer. Words by Gary Pearson Have you ever, while flying into Pearson airport, had the pleasure of taking a couple of extra swoops around…

Reinventing Reinvention

Reinventing Reinvention

This ever-changing comic takes a new look at reinvention. Words by Gary Pearson I love stories about reinvention. Like that true story about the woman from the suburbs who wasn’t…

Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog

Leaders certainly aren’t this man’s best friends.  Words by Gary Pearson We need a leader…or do we? I’m not a big fan of leaders and leadership. When it gets down…