My youngest daughter is attending a friend's funeral today. There will be friends and family there to mourn his loss. He was twenty years old and died in his sleep - one of those things. No drugs, no alcohol, no driving over the speed limit...

As we grow older we're bound to lose touch with loved ones. Friends move away. Family members may become distant and separate themselves from us. We have the telephone, Canada Post, and the internet to keep us connected. There's always the holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas...

AS long as you have a map of the city that shows the bus and subway (underground) routes, you will have no problem navigating your way through the city. When you first arrive, buy an Oyster card. It offers unlimited travel for bus and subway...