“Do you have $10,000?” I was sitting in the back of an Uber when my driver grunted this muffled request through his face mask. “Sorry … what?” His piercing eyes stared back at me through the rear-view mirror. I started...Read More..
I picked up the phone at my financial counselling office. It was a woman, breathing very heavily: “I need to speak to a gambling counsellor.” “Do you have a gambling problem?” I asked. “No, it’s not for me. I’m not...Read More..
It all began with an email from a stranger: “I was walking in a park … and I found your wife’s credit card.” Interesting! However, my wife doesn’t have a credit card … … or does she? “Of course I...Read More..
Anna Jarvis was by all accounts a ferocious lady. In the spring of 1908, she held a ceremony to honour her late mother … and all mothers. The day was deeply meaningful for her. So much so that she crusaded...Read More..
I’ve never seen anything like it. Last week my inbox was overflowing, and this email, which l received from reader named James, summed up the reaction to my column on 93-year old gardening guru Peter Cundall: “Thanks for writing about...Read More..
The old man leaned in and whispered: “I’ve been preparing for a crisis like this for years.” I was talking to none other than Peter Cundall, the 93-year-old former star of the ABC’s Gardening Australia. “But then again, my life...Read More..
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