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Annie Proulx: No place like home

In the late 1980s on the day after Thanksgiving my younger sister Roberta and I went to visit our mother in her little apartment complex of housing for the elderly in Bristol, New Hampshire.

Sleeping With the Elephant

Angel Dear Elephant

Some use alcohol as an emotional crutch; others use food; and more still use religion. As for my son, his crutch comes in the form of a decapitated elephant head attached to a scrap of, admittedly very tactile, blue fabric.

It's Going to Be a Bumpy Ride

Spending Money Kym McLeod

If you thought 2010 was a tough year financially, 2011 will be even worse. Why the pessimism? Well, here are some of the reasons why we all will be feeling poorer in 2011.