Profile of Janice Wells

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  • Confessions of a clothesline devotee

    I have lived with them all: basement, commercial, main floor and upstairs. I started off on the main floor. My mother’s wringer washer was in the ...

  • One ringy dingy…

    Over a year ago I received the following email from a woman named Shirley: “I read your column every week. I have an orchid cactus that was given ...

  • Janice Wells: Taking the show on the road

    I floated around eavesdropping on conversations; some comments overheard were, from a senior RCMP commander, “This has really raised the bar”; ...

  • Janice Wells: Matters of pride

    I’m there because the bronze sculptures that make up the monument were made by Newman’s son, Morgan. They are breathtakingly personal and ...

  • Janice Wells: A case of the Re-s

    a) resituating myself to a really old house in an old downtown St. John’s neighbourhood that is gradually re-defining itself; b) rewiring, ...

  • Janice Wells: When in doubt…

    Boy, there’s nothing like preparing to move house for exposing your warts. I’ve admitted I used to be a bit of a pack rat (notice past tense) but ...

  • Janice Wells: Caught up in the clutter

    I worry that I am expecting far too much from this move to another house. When I picture myself there, I am peaceful and tranquil and all is in ...

  • Janice Wells: What you said

    This week I didn’t, for two reasons: it would take me days of time that I don’t have right now, and I really do hate and avoid discussing ...

  • Janice Wells: Fighting mad

    I now have a whole new awareness of, and sorrow for, families that have to be separated because of economic conditions. My daughters were telling ...

  • Janice Wells: Mastering naptime

    I have three grandsons. The oldest two are technically Newman’s grandchildren; one was seven when we met and the other didn’t live here for the ...