Things I Love This Week


Gelly Roll gel pens – Historically I have not been a huge fan of gel pens. In my pen snobbery I find them less than reliable. However, I purchased a few Gelly Roll pens based on seeing the creative work of others, and have since bought many more because I love them. I love doodling […]

April 28, 2017

What’s Next?

Health, Personal

I can only describe my current mental state as the calm before the storm. I feel very mellow. It’s almost like I can’t really believe that next week I’m going to be starting a job that’s just about perfect. There is an underlying fear. There is an underlying fear to almost everything right now. A […]

April 28, 2017

What she tackles


I got a job. It’s a good job. A job that I wanted very much when I applied for it. A job that allows me to work with some great bosses who will mentor me in great ways. A job that will give me more experience doing the work that I have become quite fond […]

April 23, 2017

Things that go unsaid


I’m watching you in the playground, surrounded by kids. Doing your own thing, enjoying the fresh air and the sunshine. And I’m wondering how we get from this you to that you. The seven-year-old who tells me sometimes she wants to be dead. Who is angry and scared about so many things she never voices. […]

April 19, 2017



The kid told me the other day that she thinks I should grow my hair long. I’ve actually been thinking about my hair more than usual lately. Despite a few drastic haircuts in between, I usually have the same style that I have had since high school. At some point after 1996, when the movie […]

April 14, 2017

Post hoc ergo proctor hoc


My brain has been full lately. Fully engrossed in my own dramas. Wondering what comes next for me, and when it’s going to come. Who will I be when it shows up. This has all led to thinking a lot about who I have been. This time I can feel change coming like I’ve never […]

April 11, 2017

Tall Enough To Reach The Branches


I’ve been thinking about little Amy lately. About her outfits of matching sweatpants and sweatshirts, about her hiding behind her one best friend. Her terrible hair styling choices. Or lack of hair brushing… I mean look at her. She’s pretty cute. She looks a lot like this other kid I know, who I happen to […]

April 8, 2017

Under cover


I currently have eight tattoos, two of which are cover-ups of previous tattoos – one that needed improvements and one that I had fallen out of love with. And there’s one more I might want to make adjustments to. I got this little monkey when the kid was a baby. Practically brand new. It was drawn […]

April 6, 2017

No Limits

Personal, Women's Issues

I got some good advice from a friend a little while ago – That maybe instead of focusing on how frustrating it is to feel fat and useless, instead focus on the things my body can do and what other women like me can do. She had some recommendations – great, fit, strong women I […]

April 4, 2017

Pride of Country

Issues, Work

Canada’s Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould – the first Indigenous person to hold the position – has been in South Africa. While there, Wilson-Raybould spoke about the 150th anniversary of Canada’s celebration, which we are celebrating this year. She spoke about the fact that it is difficult, as an Indigenous person in Canada to celebrate […]

April 4, 2017