Remember who you are: advice for daughters and sons

Lisa Moore

Mothers, daughters, trust, and desire.

Laughter, poignancy, insight and life long advice.

It’s all there in a 12 minute talk given by Newfoundland author Lisa Moore on The Walrus‘s web site, a Canadian magazine that provides information and analysis on just about any topic.  Moore is the author of “February”, a novel that won the Canada Reads 2013 contest and her works of fiction have been nominated for the Giller and the Man Booker prizes.

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The bank of mom and dad: Helping kids financially

My twenty something son, who has a B.A. in anthropology, lives on next to no money. He works shifts at Starbucks and he often doesn’t get 40 hours a week.

But I am in awe of how of how happy he is and how well he lives on so little.  He lives in a $500 rent to income bachelor apartment in downtown Ottawa; he bikes everywhere in the summer and uses public transportation in the winter; he is a vegetarian and cooks with dried lentils and beans and he manages to go to the occasional concert and meet his friends for beer.

We don’t give him money because, not because we can’t afford to, but because we we think it is best for him to fend for himself.                                                                                                                                      
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