Author Archives: Djanka Gajdel

Politically Homeless

So here we are, another election. We’ve hardly had time to exhale. Small businesses are moving forward carrying an additional debt load of $200k, parents are panicked about whether their kids will be in class. We’re dealing with waves of variants; inflation is rising and now an election. WTF?  Like everything else coming out of […]

Face Everything And Rejoice

The toxicity we consume from forever chemicals to plastics is ridiculous. Still, fear is the most poisonous thing we devour, negatively impacting every aspect of our well-being. We ingest a substantial dose of fear daily. It is ego’s jet fuel placing it in the driver’s seat, steering our behaviour outside of who we authentically are. […]


I don’t typically start my blogposts with “what were you thinking,” but when it comes to middle-aged women, their feet and shoes, this is the only starting point there is. With things now opening up, I received an invitation to a designer shoe sale. There wasn’t one pair of shoes for me in a 50,000 […]

Size Matters

Unless you have the eyes of a Marvel comic book superhero, you’re not able to read the directions on the side of a bottle of medication of any type these days.The pandemic had me on screens and reading more than usual, straining my eyes.  What aggravated the situation was attempting to read what is written […]

Covid Math

With another lockdown, I’m back to Covid math. If you have a sander with a #1,000 grit paper, how many sheets do you need to file your foot calluses during a lockdown? If there are 650 people in line for a vaccine, and it’s blistering cold or wet, how many hours must pass before you’re […]

A Pinch In Time

The vaccines have arrived, with some proclaiming Hallelujah! They started with a perceived value to that of a Faberge egg. Now, with the potential side effects, their value has somewhat diminished to scrambled eggs. I’m not an anti-vaxxer, but this feels rushed to me. I’m fine to let someone take my place in queue until […]

Kiss My Money Goodbye

It’s official. I am not an online shopper. I have given the whole ‘online’ shopping experience the best kick at the can and am now resigned that it’s not for me. It’s suitable for some tangibles like books and cleaners, but anything outside of staples it’s a giant crapshoot. Before ordering an elegant romper on […]


I received a video some time ago of world leaders singing the words to John Lennon’s song, “Imagine.” The message illustrates what could be but isn’t. That got me thinking. What if Donald Trump suddenly experienced an iota of enlightenment. What would that look like in a parting note to Americans?  “My amazing and fantastic […]