Category: life

life

On Spring, and Empathy.

How does one show empathy in the face of someone else’s pain? One way is never, ever to say “at least.”

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Vintage Treasure Hunting Again

I’m inspired by my trip to the Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market to go vintage treasure hunting again this spring.

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Smells Like Spring

Spring smells like mud where I live. The glorious, much anticipated smell of melting snow and bare ground. The harbinger of marble season.

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Messing Around with Computers. And Barns.

I’m messing around with computers today, and thinking about change.

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Seasonal Affective Fitness Disorder

How does one stay fit in the winter when winter makes it so hard to stay motivated?

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Follow the Money… Maybe

Sometimes the uber-glitzy, sunshiney, picture-perfect, I’m-ready-for-my-close-up world on the internet makes me want to retreat to a snow-covered cabin deep in the woods. I know I’ve said this before, but sometimes the internet makes me crazy. Here’s why. For a …

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Desperately Seeking Susan’s Blog Identity

These past few days while many of you have been braving the elements to go to work, or play, or to run errands, wrapping yourself in fifteen layers of wool and fleece, and coaxing reluctant cars to start, I’ve been …

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Kindness, Civility, and a Little Respect

It’s January. For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, that means winter. And for those of us who live in the north of the northern hemisphere, that means lots of darkness, and cold, and whatever precipitation our …

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Time for Change. And I’m Not Talking About My Hair.

You might already know this, but I think of my hair as a metaphor for my life. Seriously, I do. Let me explain. Back when I was a little kid, my mum struggled with my long, thick hair. She scraped …

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Meandering Into 2019

Are you bursting to begin the new year, leaping into January with a brisk clapping of hands, resolutions written down, and a detailed plan of how to achieve them? Ha. Me neither. I am definitely not leaping into 2019, my friends. …

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