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In Good Company

By - Last updated: Thursday, April 24, 2008

Last week Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero named his country's first majority female cabinet, with nine of seventeen ministries headed by women. This includes a seven months pregnant Defence Minister, 37 year old Carme Chacon. She was the government's former minister for housing and is a constitutional law professor who studied in Montreal and Toronto and is expecting her first child. Mr. Zapatero has proudly referred to himself as a feminist which accounts for my subject heading "In Good Company" because I proudly declared the same in a prior post.

What is a duffleflucker? Nobody warned me; men can’t multi-task!

By - Last updated: Saturday, March 8, 2008

I coined this term last Christmas. I felt like I was running around doing 8 million things every day and my husband (who has one person on his list for whom to shop) let me know he didn't care for Christmas; it was so stressful!! So many things to do, so many people to keep happy, so many gifts to buy (and no idea what to buy!) And I lost it!! I told him he might start by paying attention to what people seem to like and buying it for them. I promised they would be blown away by the thoughtfulness, whether the gift was perfect or not. But I digress! And I really blew it when I asked him ...