I didn’t hear about what happened to Trayvon Martin until a few days after the fact. I saw a couple of people in my Twitter stream refer to the story so I went on a search and read up a bit. If you don’t know, Trayvon was a 17 year old kid, walking home from […]

March 23, 2012

March 2011 to March 2012


On March 25, 2011 the government lost a confidence vote in the House of Commons. On March 26 theĀ Governor General issued the writs of election. Less than one year ago. It’s been less than a year. On May 2 the party I work for made history by attaining the status of official opposition – something […]

March 22, 2012

Twice victimized

Issues, Personal

I became a hockey fan fairly late in my life (for a Canadian girl). I was 14 when I got really into the sport as a fan, and I almost immediately chose Theo Fleury as may favourite player. He was little and tough and he seemed to me like the definition of a great Canadian […]

March 21, 2012

It’s a beautiful day…


Joe and I have lived in our current rental longer than any of the others. It’s the house we brought our baby girl home to, the house where so many of her firsts happened. It’s a good house and I’ll miss it. We also have a nice neighbourhood. It’s a nice place to walk, there’s […]

March 20, 2012


Parenting, Personal

About two years ago I went out for roller derby. It was a great big thing that I had been thinking about since I went to a bout (actually the night we told some friends I was pregnant). It seemed like tough fun fitness with women that made sense to me. It was totally out […]

March 18, 2012

March Madness


So March, you’re half done now and I’m not sure how that happened exactly. The time change happened last weekend and it’s been harder to get out of bed every day this week. The kid has also been taking hours to go to sleep, which is rather draining. But the problem here, March, is that […]

March 15, 2012

Working better


I have a lot of projects on the go. Fun projects, work projects, fun work projects. There are a lot of things I have to do, and a lot of things I think about doing, things I woul like to try to do. I keep lists of things I want or need to get done. […]

March 12, 2012

Ask. It’s there.

Issues, Parenting, Personal

Over two years ago a girl went missing in Toronto. I remember it well. She was all over the news and I watch the news for a living. She was Mariam. The police were searching everywhere and her parents were beside themselves. Today she was back in the news. Earlier this week Toronto police found […]

March 9, 2012

Getting things started…


I seem to keep piling things onto my plate, but since I’m often happier when I’m busy, I’m okay with that. Right now I’ve got an idea that I’m started to talk to people about that may or may not become something more. I’ve written another one of my children’s stories since I decided I […]

March 8, 2012

Our house

Parenting, Personal

We bought a house. We close May 1. It was a bit unexpected, and sooner than we thought, but we found a house that suited our needs and my mother helped us buy it since she will be moving in with us. We signed the mortgage papers less than a week after seeing the house […]

March 7, 2012