Trans Rights Are Human Rights


Issues, Personal

Years ago we were invited over to a friends’ house for dinner and during that dinner one of our friends told us that he was going to be transitioning – that he would be him in the near future. This was fairly easy to accept. For one, because it was clear he was confident and […]

November 18, 2018

A decade


Personal

I went through a job interview recently in which one of the questions was ‘where do you see yourself in 10 years’ and I was flabbergasted. Because I don’t freaking know. I know that 10 years ago I certainly did not expect to be where I am now, and any guesses 10 years before that […]

November 17, 2018

Inked


Personal

Since my last tattoo I have been thinking about my next tattoo. Partly inspired by the woman who did my last two – and Joe’s last one. Partly inspired by my embracing my geekiness. At the same time that I’ve been designing my next tattoo in my head, I have also been thinking that maybe […]

November 15, 2018

To echo what he’d done


Personal

When we were in New York, I took the kid to see Kinky Boots. I’ve seen the show before, and I’m a fan. It’s an uplifting story with fun music and drag queens – where can that go wrong? The kid had heard some of the music and specifically asked to see it, so we […]

November 14, 2018

In with the new


Learning, Personal

I have discovered as an adult that I very much enjoy classes on things. I figured this out when I want back to university, but it’s become more obvious with the little things – a knitting class here and there, painting workshops. This fall I started piano lessons. We put the kid in them last […]

November 13, 2018

An ode to Jodie


Personal, Women's Issues

When the rumours started that the next Doctor might be a woman, I was intrigued but not hopeful. Even when it was just rumours there were male fans (#notallmen) who were up in arms. How dare this fictional alien change in an unapproved way. When the video announcement was released it became obvious that I […]

November 12, 2018

I remember


Canadiana, Personal

Remembrance Day is always a time of ghosts. I have always felt heavily the sacrifices that were made. Maybe more heavily than ever right now, as the world marches in what seems to be the wrong direction. I knew from a young age that my grandfather had gone to war. He and his two brothers […]

November 11, 2018

Ours the task eternal


Personal

We spent the afternoon in the Carleton University field house today. Joe went to pick up his Master’s degree and the kid and I went to cheer. This was the fourth time I’ve been in the field house for a grad, but the first time it hasn’t been one of mine… I’m pretty sure the […]

November 10, 2018

Doodle fiercely


Learning, Personal, Work

I was reading this book Fierce Conversations, which is supposed to be about achieving success at work and in life, but I’ve been really struggling to get through it, and I think today was the final straw. There was a section about hosting a meeting, and it suggested starting off by asking everyone to put […]

November 9, 2018

Laid up


Health, Personal

I have come back from New York sick. Something about four planes, cool temperatures and rain, sleeping in the same bed with an 8-year-old who is probably riddled with germs. It all came together and got me good. I was exhausted yesterday, and so was she, but the flight did a number on her sinuses […]

November 8, 2018