Learn One New Thing Every Day


I love working. I put my soul into my work. I love gathering information and figuring things out. I love feeling accomplished at the end of the day. I’ve had a few different jobs and some of them seemed like tests. I’ve had great bosses and bad bosses. I’ve had some wonderful coworkers. And then […]

August 29, 2012


#ToddlerLife, Parenting

I’ve been struggling with the last photo in the ABC Challenge: Night. Our kid? She goes to bed early. It’s still light out as we go through the routine. Last night I finally got the opportunity to snap this picture, representing night: It’s out of focus with a bad flash and it shows my Baby […]

August 28, 2012


#ToddlerLife, Parenting

I was so scared of having a daughter. I’ve blogged about it before. Daughters are scary. I was a hard kid to deal with – I was emotional and destructive and when I was a teenager it was that much worse. Girls go through a lot, and if I couldn’t handle it while I was […]

August 26, 2012

Play time


When I was a kid I had a wild imagination. From my family with New Kid Joey McIntyre to my performances in Les Miserables, I was a star. For a while I was considering a career as an assassin or an archaeologist or a Broadway star (despite, of course, quitting dance lessons and never taking singing […]

August 24, 2012



I didn’t know Jack. Not really. Not any better than most Canadians. I worked in his office from 2008 until he died. I worked two central campaigns and attended two national conventions. I met him a handful of times. I can think of six or seven. The last time I saw him he was out […]

August 22, 2012


Parenting, Personal

My father studies disasters. Seriously. He writes papers about how communities react to disasters. Plane crashes, toxic spills, train derailments, tsunamis, what have you. See here: Current Projects – Pandemic Death. You would think with this as part of my family I would be more prepared myself. In some ways I am. He’s quizzed me […]

August 20, 2012

ABC Challenge


I’m stuck. I have two words left for the Kids in the Capital ABC Photo Challenge – the first one is green, and I think this fits the bill: My problem lies with the last word: Night. You see, my kid goes to bed between 5:30 and 6 pm. We put her to bed that […]

August 20, 2012



Since I’ve had jobs, they have almost always been part of who I am. When I’m working I dedicate myself to it, I identify with it. It’s one way that Joe and I are totally different people. The source of my income is ingrained in me, while the source of his is a job. While […]

August 19, 2012

Thank you Jason Clermont


My kid has been going on the potty for a while now. She just hasn’t done it with any consistency. At all. She says she’ll start using the potty when it’s time for pre-school, but since I’d like her to be ready for pre-school before it actually starts, I’m trying to figure out what might […]

August 15, 2012