Putting on my face


I was having a conversation on Twitter the other day with a couple of friends when the subject fashion led to the subject of high school and then into the subject of makeup. I noted that I used to sleep in my close to maximize the time I could sleep. Ten minutes to out the […]

May 29, 2016

Do you know Slick Breadstick?


The kid has become a Shopkins fiend. We were introduced via YouTube – Gracie and Mommy talk about them a lot – and she started collecting. This weekend she collected all her duplicates together and invited a friend over to trade. It’s quite a process to watch. They know all the names – all puns […]

May 23, 2016

Still gone


This weekend for some unknown reason I was drawn to my father’s grave. When we buried him I didn’t expect it to be a place that I would go back to, except to take my daughter there to see it. He’s in an urn – well, a small box – buried at the foot of […]

May 22, 2016

Lessons in Crisis Comms


This week an incident took place on the floor of the House of Commons. I wrote some thoughts about the whole thing here, but I’m assuming everyone knows to what I am referring. In the aftermath both opposition parties have commented multiple times, including a rare appearance in front of the media together by the […]

May 21, 2016

Because she’s a woman

Issues, Ottawa

So a thing happened in Ottawa this week. It was handled badly. The facts are this – Our Prime Minister strode across the floor of the House of Commons, grabbed the Opposition Whip by the arm while said Whip told him to let go, told the third party leader to “get the fuck out of […]

May 20, 2016

Dark Places, Bright Lights


I was listening to the Rupaul podcast on my drive in to downtown for a meeting today – yes there’s a Rupaul podcast, yes I listen to it, go forth and be fierce. Rupaul and co-host Michelle Visage were talking about teenager-hood and the dark places it can take you and how you have to […]

May 20, 2016

Time to get flexible

Issues, Work

Today the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, MaryAnn Mihychuk, announced a new government consultation on flexible work. This consultation  allows “every federally regulated worker the right to formally request a flexible work arrangement” and it has been a long time coming as far as I’m concerned. The work world has changed, the economy has […]

May 16, 2016