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June 17, 2019

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August 18, 2019

Every time Jonas suggests we take the boat out, I have this funny reaction.


Pit of the stomach, leave my wallet in the car so they can identify my body-fear.

It doesn't make a lot of sense.  I'm not afraid of the water, and I love to swim. I like being out on the wa...

July 13, 2019

Dry shampoo:

  In the end a filthy scalp never wins, and neither does planet earth if you're still using half an aerosol can per day on your head.  I know for many, the toss up between being truly concerned about the planet and good hair will be very difficult.  I've ne...

June 17, 2019

Things I learned thirty years ago from my Young Drivers of Canada teacher, that still serve as great 'general life advice' today.

  • Look well ahead.

  • Signal your intentions

  • Don’t go into a stare.

  • Cover the Brakes.  Which I think I do way too much, and a...

May 27, 2019

I’ve always used the borrowed phrase “industrial disease” to explain those days, those moods where I feel such utter exasperation for our North American life. But the phrase seems less and less accurate.

We now live in a world dominated by pixels, data mining, mb-s, gig...

April 20, 2019

"People don't change." This is one of the things my mother used to insist on when I was growing up.  She had a lot of hard opinions, this being one of the milder.  She liked the "milk for free" one, and "children shouldn't have choices" is another one that stands out....

March 31, 2019

Things I learned from some people who happened to be men.

The Hidden Distance:

When I first moved to Vancouver, a time long ago, when people of all ages had disposable income, I started taking Kung Fu. It was a lot of fun, but foreign in the regimentation and commitment...

March 11, 2019

Things My Parents Were Right About.

One day, I'd understand classical music.

It's a pretty interesting turn of events, to me at least.  Both my parents were classical music enthusiasts, my father more emphatic about us figuring it out in a hurry.  He would blast us out o...

March 2, 2019

What if the greatly popularized zombie apocalypse that people keep proselytizing isn't instigated by a bacterial virus so much as a virtual virus.

Data misinformation.

What if it is spread by people sharing ideas they don't really understand, hating people they never met...

February 9, 2019

It's hard not to sound trite, when talking about love on Valentine's Day.  I do love the pink, though it took me a long time to get there.  I never wanted to be too girly, too soft or too airy fairy.

Well look at me now.

Truthfully, I have been thinking about lo...

November 20, 2018

Five days out from 45, and truly I feel I've come a long way from the dark, broody teenager I once was.  That being said, I still feel dark and broody but in a good way.  Also- I still "feel" like a teenager... sort of.

Here's what's up with me, closing in on half...

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